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The Kelpies: Making the World’s Largest Equine Sculptures

PART OF THE Architecture, Innovation And Design ISSUE

‘They transformed from abstract steel assemblies into living equine giants’

This fascinating photographic article goes behind the scenes of the making of the iconic Kelpies showing how Andy Scott, the sculptor, saw the project evolve from drawings and steel panels to the magnificent sculpture known around the world today.

Extract from The Kelpies: Making the World’s Largest Equine Sculptures
By Andy Scott
Published by Freight Books

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“The Kelpies came to life as the specific recognisable features were added. When the eyes and ears were painstakingly raised and bolted onto the colossal heads, the structures started to ‘speak’ to their audience. They transformed from abstract steel assemblies into living equine giants.”

– Andy Scott

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The Kelpies: Making the World’s Largest Equine Sculptures is out now published by Freight Books (£25, hardback)

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