Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Dartford
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South East England

Darent Valley Path - Central Park

Portrait Bench - Dartford



2013

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Description

Portrait Bench (see below) with two dimensional silhouettes of
  1. Mick Jagger "A popular and influential rock & roll star, a musician, singer and songwriter, best known as founder and lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones."
    Sir Michael Philip 'Mick' Jagger (born Dartford 1943), English singer, songwriter and actor (Wikipedia).
    The silhouette was made after a drawing by Ben Pimenta of Dartford Grammar School.
  2. The Vox Amplifier "Created by Jennings Musical Industries in the 1950s and used by many rock & roll musicians."
  3. Dartford Warbler "This small, shy Warbler breeds in heathland and takes its name from Dartford Heath."

Sustrans' Portrait Benches

A national social history project that celebrates the uniqueness of each location. Communities across the UK nominated local people for the contribution they have made to local life, culture or history to become the figures on their local Portrait Bench to be part of a collection of over 250 portraits.

The Portrait Bench is a simple bench accompanied by the three life-size characters chosen by the community. The figures are two dimensional siloquettes, cut from CorTen steel so they will weather to a fine rust surface and become a natural part of the landscape.

Click here to find out more about this project.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°26'17" E 0°13'20"

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