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Lion

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Tilgate Drive
Town:Crawley
Parish:Crawley
Council:Crawley Borough Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH10
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:By the entrance to the Nature Centre, Tilgate Park
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:29
Grid reference:H1
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Christian Funnell
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Crawley Borough Council
Construction period:2000
Installation date:2000
Unveiling date:2000
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Crawley Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Faces north. A large lion sculpted from painted strips of steel. Attahed around the mane are steel cut out shapes of butterflies. The sculpture stands on two railway sleepers set into the ground.
Signatures:Raised letters on upper surface of tail:
C.F. 00.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Free Standing, Animal
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lion
     Material:Steel, painted green.
     Height (cm):165
     Width (cm):60
     Depth (cm):320

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:26/02/2008

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History

History:One of the first of Crawley's 'Art in the Greenway' projects. From an image on the artist's website, it does not appear that the sculpture was origianlly painted green.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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