Monday, 4 February 2008

Centaur Stage

Following on from my Theme Day post of the Cheltenham Racecourse, here is an unusual sculpture of a Centaur, made from what looks like chicken wire, at the front of The Centaur building at the racecourse. The building was opened at the turn of the new millenium and is one of the towns largest venues for holding events like conferences, banquets, stage shows and exhibitions. At the moment you can see the Chinese State Circus performing there, and in the past has featured the likes of Sting, Dame Judy Dench, Cats The Musical and Jools Holland. I've only seen the outside but by all accounts its big inside (2,600 m2) and has impressive facilities.

The chicken wire Centaur is obviously a representation of the creature from Greek Mythology, part human part horse.

6 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I'm looking at the enlarged photo, can't take my eyes off it! Amazing work.

The Chinese State Circus must be quite an experience.

Clueless in boston said...

Interesting material to sculpt with to say the least. Maybe the artist was inspired by the Harry Potter movie?

Lori said...

I really like the chicken wire centaur. It looks especially neat when you enlarge the photo! How cool!

Lady Demeter said...

nice, photo.looks like a centaure statue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur

Neva said...

it looks like a honeycomb to me but very nicely done!

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the sculpture and love Greek mythology. It's an amazing sculpture.

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