THE Tees Colossus - the start of the biggest art project in the world by the best in the world - has been unveiled on Teesside.
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Temenos will be the first. It will be 50m high and m wide and will be sited near the Riverside Stadium.
Anish Kapoor, a world renowned sculptor, with works in major cities across the world, told the Gazette that when he first came to Teesside and went around the area he found the scale of things exciting. There is nothing like it in the world. Mr Kapoor said the area where Temenos would be sited had a long, difficult history particularly in the recent past.
The Transporter Bridge also had an influence on the de of the work. Yesterday he was on Teesside bubbling with excitement about his new riverside wonder.
Perhaps The Net? It certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to that piece of fishing tackle. This as it turns out, is no piece of sculpture foisted on us by artists living in a fragrant world.
They are modest almost self-effacing men comfortable in their talents and keen to give Teesside five sculptures rooted in its historic past. He cut his teeth working with the Cleveland Bridge Company and knows all about the industrial heritage in these parts. He and Anish have been drawing inspiration from the site and the unique Transporter for the past four years of the project.
Everyone is hoping the incredible Teesside sculpture will carve its own path and win a place in local hearts. The Five Giants he says will prove the Tees Valley has ambition and inspiration for the future - and is prepared the take the risks.
Huge images of Temenos adorned the s of the nationals. I remember that about 17, people ed a petition which tried to prevent the Angel of the North being built. Not one of those would admit to that now.
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Many were impressed by the sheer scale of the structure, part of Tees Valley Giants, a series of five world-class art installations. It is bringing more art to Middlesbrough, which is not known for its culture. I think it could be spent somewhere else. It is a big improvement on the wasteland.
Some of mckenzie escort middlesbrough is reasonable. I can understand what people are trying to do. It is not a statue for once. I have got very conventional ideas about what art is.
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