Sea Swallow sculpture :: Shared Description

The landmark 'Sea Swallow' sculpture arrived on Cleveleys promenade on 19 June 2012. LinkExternal link

The coated aluminium sculpture has the feel of a book that is coming to life, with the two sea swallows symbolic of the town's protectors emerging from the page. LinkExternal link

The 30' tall column is topped off by the trademark 'Sea Swallows', bringing the book for Cleveleys to life on the promenade, along with the opening paragraph of text which is carved into the plinth. The Sea Swallow is a children's story book for the Wyre coastline by Gareth Thompson. It tells the tale of petrified forests and sunken villages and the Sea Swallows that fly over the coast. The story is brought to life through a public art trail that winds from the first piece, which is the Sea Swallow at the plaza at Cleveleys, all the way along the Wyre seafront to Fleetwood - told with a series of pieces of artwork. The designs, hand carved in China, copy maquettes created by Stephen Broadbent. The text carvings quote the prelude to the book and the very last sentence - which was the inspiration for the sculpture. The birds are based on Hannah Megee's illustrations in the book.
by Gerald England
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SD3142 : Base of the Sea Swallow sculpture by Gerald England
SD3142 : Sea Swallow sculpture by Gerald England
SD3142 : Sea Swallow base by Gerald England
SD3142 : Sea Swallow sculpture by Gerald England
SD3142 : Sea Swallow Base by Gerald England
SD3142 : Cleveleys South Promenade by Gerald England
SD3142 : Clock Tower Shelter by Gerald England
SD3142 : Sea Swallow sculpture by Gerald England


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Created: Sun, 2 Dec 2012, Updated: Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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