ECHO, Friday February 18, 2011
A golden age for sculptures
The welcome emergence of the sculpture park in Leeds for the work of Henry Moore and one to celebrate the work of Barbara Hepworth, the Hepworth Wakefield opening in May, has created a growing acceptance on the part of municipal planners and town councillors that sculpture can galvanise communities.
The Angel of the North, for instance, is now firmly established as a totem for the North East of England.
I believe that we are living through a golden age of British sculpture looking pristine once more for public art in a new town can be a real tourist attraction.