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April 12, 2010

Middle-earth is our world

Halls of Macademia does not like the look of it but I beg to disagree. The more cyclopean, Tolkienesque public art, the better.

Work is to start on a giant sculpture of a naked woman which is to be carved into the Northumberland landscape.

The "Goddess of the North" will be made from 1.5 million tonnes of earth from the Shotton mine, near Cramlington. It will stand 34 metres - 10 metres higher than the Angel of the North - and will be 400 metres long.

The sculpture, also knows as Northumberlandia, will form the centrepiece of a 29 hectare public park on the Blagdon Estate.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 12, 2010 06:54 AM