Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ginger the Horse Sculpture

This beautiful sculpture, made of steel wire, by Andy Scott (how I love his work!), was unveiled in Greenock in February 2011. It stands 3.5 metres high and is a memorial to a much loved cart horse, which unfortunately drowned in 1889 in the old Albert Harbour.

The sight of the horse’s death and the distraught, weeping owner, who was clinging on to the neck of the dead animal on the quayside, was witnessed by a long queue of people waiting to emigrate to America on a steamship.

This lovely statue was installed by Riverside Inverclyde as part of the redevelopment of the whole area and can be seen at the piazza at the eastern end of Cathcart Street, at the junction with Dalrymple St. 

To see more of Andy Scott's wonderful sculptures, please click here