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Kelpies by Andy Scott Pays Tribute to the Heritage of Scotland

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: scottsculptures and thisiscolossal
Kelpies by Andy Scott, a public artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, is a breathtaking pair of sculptures that look as though they belong in the world of 'Lord of the Rings' or some other fantastical setting. They take on the shape of two horses' heads, one peering down reflectively, the other reining upwards with enthusiasm. Beautiful to behold, the sculptures are an amazing feat.

Overlooking the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland, Kelpies by Andy Scott is nearing completion after seven long years. Their 30 meters tall frames are meant to be a tribute to the horse-powered heritage of Scotland. According to Wikipedia, "The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of Scotland’s inland waterways."