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'The Seven Seas Fish Pavement'

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Artist: YOUNG, Gordon
TitleOfWork: 'Flying Fish'
DateOfWork: 1991 - 92
Dimensions: life-size
Medium: carved York Stone in both the paving and the shop front
Location: Kingston-upon-Hull
Country: UK - England
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: 93~1104
FileSize: 148795
Sited at what used to be called the "Sailor's Families" Society Shop, now the "National seamen's Welfare Mission". The flying fish is traditionally a symbol of good fortune for sailors.

The fish start on the pavement and then leap up into the stone beneath the shop window before landing into the pavement again.

'The Seven Seas Fish Pavement' was commissioned for the Hull 1992 Festival by Kingston-upon-Hull City Council.

The sponsors were Seven Seas Ltd. and the project was managed by Humberside Arts.

The lead artist was Gordon Young; with assistance from Martin BELLWOOD, Russell COLEMAN, Ian COOPER and Brian FELL.

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