Wild in Art Sculpture Trails

This year I followed trail of Moths in Hull and knights in Lincoln. Last year I followed the elephant trail in Shefgield.

I know where some of the knights and elephants are (see previous 2 day’s posts) but I do not know where any of the moths are.

Look out for a January post about wild in Art sculptures in 2018.

The designing of a lincoln knight

The design and painting of a knight, for Lincoln knights trail 2017 https://lizzymason.com/2017/08/21/the-design-and-painting-of-a-knight-for-lincoln-knights-trail-2017/https://lizzymason.com/2017/08/21/the-design-and-painting-of-a-knight-for-lincoln-knights-trail-2017/

Apparently it has a new home as it is now owned by a private couple.

New museum to open in Lincoln 2018 to remember a unit called Bomber Command who served in WWW2 and Knight of the Skies

The museum due to open January 2018 will be called International Bomber Command. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force being formed.

One attraction will be one of the Lincoln knights. The Knight if the skies was bought by it’s sponsors Game Engineering. It was the knight that sold for the most at 15thousand pounds. It was signed by George Johnson who is the last surviving member of the Dam buster raid.


The image above was taken from the below website which had some more interesting information about the knight, including pictures of it being painted.

https://medium.com/art-lovers/knight-of-the-skies-cd4bfa864c3b

Lincoln: In addition to 60 knights and a gold post box; there is sculpture, swans, ducks, bridges and barons.

IMG_8617IMG_8636IMG_8521IMG_8517Lincoln knights 1 of 7: The history bit from exactly 800 years ago

 

Following the knights trial revealed sights, I had never seen before in Lincoln.

 

 

A duck 🦆 out and about

 

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Newport arch

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A little house built into arch
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A swan and her cygnet and a bridge

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A bridge with the slogan ‘Where have you been’
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The black and white building is a restaurant. I knocked my first wobbly tooth out there, eating fish fingers and swallowed it.

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The back of the building above, where I lost my first tooth.IMG_8644

In 2015, Lincoln had a similar trial of batons. I saw one of the full sized sculptures of that in the Minerva building of the university which now has a bronze knight as part of the knight trial. Many shops; more than I took pictures of, have miniature barons in their windows.

 

 

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Large knights with their names, interspersed with pictures of mini knights in shop windows. 

Knight of Greyskull. (Think Greyskull is a He Man character)



The knight of Many Colours

Paint, print, publish and play: sponsored by Ruddocks who’s business began selling ledgers and books to students and now design and print.


The Golden knight: inspired by ancient Egyptian culture.



Knight museum: inspired by Bonnie Tyler’s song Holding out for hero’ hence some of the lyrics are on the knight.

Another knight inspired by a song: The Knight has a Thousand Eyes. The song is by Bobby Vee.


Jigsaw knight


Liberatas per Sabientiam


Pedal Power: which is inspired by the abuse Lincoln Grand Prix which is an elite cyclist event which took place on 13th May this 2017.