Dream yourself slimmer!

Dream yourself slimmer!

Dream yourself slimmer!

Dream yourself slimmer!

This was a 'grab' shot and I was so lucky to get this. I'd already taken several photos of the statue from various angles and was just about to go, when these runners ran passed me, I had to act fast and quickly set a large aperture so that they wouldn't be blurred in the final picture. I wasn't sure if it had worked and I jokingly said to them, "You wouldn't mind going back up there again would you?" they just laughed.

The sculpture is sited on an old spoil tip of Sutton Manor Colliery which closed in 1991 and it overlooks the M62 motorway.

Dream consists of an elongated white structure 20 metres (66 ft) tall, weighing 500 tons, which has been cast to resemble the head and neck of a young woman with her eyes closed in meditation. The structure is coated in sparkling white Spanish dolomite, as a contrast to the coal which used to be mined here. It cost nearly £1.9 million and it is hoped it will become as powerful a symbol in North West England as Antony Gormley's Angel of the North is in North East England.

Taken - 31/03/2013
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Location:
Site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery, near St. Helens. Lancashire
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch