After a bit of drunken dad dancing at The Paper Mill and hungover baking in the wonderful Scottish sun! The wonderful Sara Jane Woods transformed into Catwoman!!! and headed out in the rather dreary Edinburgh night to walk 13miles all in aid ofraising money to beat breast cancer.
Next year we’ll be there walking with you…. well… behind you! Not only did she walk 13 miles at midnight dressed as catwoman but managed it in about 3 hours!!
New York moonwalk next year i think………..
After our late night cheering on catwoman (ish) for our leisurely Sunday activity we decided to head out to Falkirk and visit The Kelpies.
If you’re reading this catwoman and hungover parents i read up a little on the story behind… well, why kelpies!
You can read the full artist statement here, but in brief Andy Scot has a connection with the area and his work often possesses an equine focus. He wanted to create art that reflected and i guess stood as a monument to the horses of the past who would work up and down the canal ways, and by creating them in (you were right Dad! laser cut) steel they capture the industrial feel.
I like his summing up points “As with all of my works, they will doubtless create many narratives and the original Kelpie myth will inevitably resurface. The title will spark a mystical interpretation in many viewers. That is up to the beholder and of course I welcome the engagement of the widest possible audience in the sculptures. My intent however is built around a contemporary sculptural monument more than an ancient legend.”
Because without knowing anything about them, other than their title, all i thought about was the myth of the kelpie. From far away they appear as horse heads, but from angles up close the true mythical qualities are unleashed. Standing beneath them you can’t help but feel the lure of the kelpie, I desparatley wanted to go inside one of the creatures (a wee tip before you go, book a guided tour and you can go inside one of them!); perhaps that would be my downfall, in the myth my desire to be lead inside would end in an icy drowning…… maybe that’s why we were battered with rain.
Wonderful weekend, thanks guys :)