18 March 2010

Paul Day - Frieze under 'Meeting Place' - Soldiers returning from war

This photo depicts one of the panels on the frieze at the base of the 'Meeting Place', Paul Day's large bronze statue of a kissing couple in St Pancras International Station. The panels stand in stark juxtaposition to the embrace above, creating a kind of historical tension between the dark days of war, the 7/7 bombings, the sense of dark industrial isolation and the embrace in modern clothes above. I'm not quite sure what to make of the large sculpture (heterosexist) but the panels beneath drew me in with a very different view of the work as a whole.

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