Giant horse to welcome visitors
Remember the Ebbsfleet Landmark Competition to create a new piece of public art at the upcoming international train station in Kent?
The competition was launched in May 2007, and they've just announced that the commission has gone to the public's favourite piece, Mark Wallinger's 50m high white horse.
We think it's the best of the bunch (here are the losers), and suitably bonkers. As you ride in on the no-doubt much slower than anticipated train, you can look out at the giant steed, and think, "Hmmm, I'd probably get there quicker if I was on that".
As Jonathan Jones points out, it's a mash-up of George Stubbs and Magritte - a smart horse at a surreal scale. It might be a one-liner, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Some art can make you think, some can make you really think, and some can just make you smile.
posted: 10 February 2009