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Origami Swans to sculpt behaviours at Tillydrone

June 17 2021

Origami Swans to sculpt behaviours at Tillydrone

Fife sculptor David Annand has filed plans to set four giant origami swans in flight in Aberdeen as part of the Tillydrone Gateway Project.

Kirigami Swans will see four metallic swans mounted on poles near the foot of the south end of Diamond Bridge, as a local landmark for motorists while encouraging people to obey the speed limit and make use of nearby footpaths.

Modelled on folded origami swans the £50k project references the paper mills which once stood in the area and were chosen following an online poll of residents.

With a 2m wingspan each stainless steel plate swan will rest on 10cm wide stainless steel poles, each 50cm shorter than the next, with the tallest rising to 4.5m.

Based in Kilmany Annand is known for his gravity-defying works designed to convey vulnerability and precariousness.


Critical Thinker
#1 Posted by Critical Thinker on 17 Jun 2021 at 09:43 AM
I would definitely say this installation rhymes with flight.

£50,000 for stainless steel swans, the good times are back!
Elmer J Fudd
#2 Posted by Elmer J Fudd on 17 Jun 2021 at 09:46 AM
Nothing says 'obey the speed limit and make use of nearby footpaths' like a 4.5m high swan on a pole.

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