Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Water Statues

I'm always fascinated to see these unusual ‘water-themed’ statues in one of the pedestrianised areas of the town but it took me some time to find out anything about them.

Apparently, during a major refurbishment of the town centre in the 1970s, many shops were built over the top of the river known as ‘Kilmarnock Water’ (sometimes called Marnock Water) and the statues in King Street show where the water runs under the streets – a clever idea I think! 

I'd like to find out some information about the sculptor – I have drawn a blank so far.

1 comment:

  1. So interesting!! What an imagination the sculptor must have had. I like that the subject was NOT perfect physically and was just a normal, fat guy, as so many of us are.