Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Gate Ways to Bargoed Country Park


There are 11 main Gate Ways into the park in 2002 four artists were commissioned to work with the community to create a lasting monument for generations to enjoy.
The Lead Artist was J Kay Aplin of London an expert in ceramic.
Kay produced the inlaid ceramic art work at the Chapel Street/School Street entrance in Aberbargoed.
The ceramics show human and animal footprints, past industry and now that the area has been regenerated the type of wildlife that once lived in the area before industry came and is now making a welcomed return.
The vibrant colours of the tiles are beautiful and small children love to follow the footprints, going around the circles until they reach the end.



Below is the circle with a Heron, fish & butterfly


Here are the leaves, flowers and seeds


and this one is of the railway and colliery head gear

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