As you pass St. Helens you might notice an something unusual rising from the trees – a 66 ft tall white human head. It’s one of the most impressive pieces of public art in the country.
Dream is a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, sited on an old spoil top of Sutton Manor Colliery in Sutton, St. Helens, Merseyside, which closed in 1991. It cost approximately £1.8m. It consists of an elongated white structure, cast to resemble the head and neck of a young woman with her eyes closed in meditation. It is 66 ft tall and weighs 500 tons. It is coated in sparkling white Spanish dolomite as a contrast to the coal which used to be mined there.
It is located in a lovely piece of parkland.