Dream

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.

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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.

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Read more:

http://www.dreamsthelens.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_(sculpture)

http://www.suttonbeauty.org.uk/dreamsthelens.html

http://www.suttonbeauty.org.uk/manorwoodlands.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-11034719

 

Photos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eplG6PZ7aA0

http://www.crosbyherald.co.uk/videos-pics/crosby-photos/2010/01/10/the-big-freeze-continues-as-merseyside-and-the-north-west-sparkles-under-the-snow-100252-25567431/

http://www.artinliverpool.com/?p=24792

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