Kingston upon Hull
wood - branded
The Umber was 'burnt' (branded) into the wooden planks of the quay by the side of the river 'umber. Life-size. The Hull Fish Trail celebrates the various species of fish that have been caught at landed at Hull. "The Seven Seas Fish Trail is an A- Z of fish creating a tour of the historic Old Town. 40 pieces of sculpture made from traditional materials make up this impressive piece of public art. The artist Gordon Young created the trail of sculptures in 1992 - representing the actual size of fish with life size pieces, from a tiny anchovy to a 10ft ray. The artist's sense of humour surfaces with the placing of a plaice in the market place, an electric eel outside the electricity sub station and a shark outside a bank ... The sculpture trail was renovated and re-launched in 2000 with assistance form the original sponsors, Seven Seas. A number of the pieces are suitable for brass rubbing. " from a Hull Council leaflet
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