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'The Seven Seas Fish Pavement'

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Artist: YOUNG, Gordon
TitleOfWork: 'Lobster'
DateOfWork: 1991 - 92
Dimensions: life-size
Medium: Cornish Slate
Location: Kingston-upon-Hull
Country: UK - England
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: 93~1103
FileSize: 244026
Eight lobsters engaged in a square dance, after Lewis Carroll's "Lobster Quadrille", are carved on a piece of slate paving. The words "Will you walk a little faster" from this poem are also appear on the stone.

Sited in Queen Victoria Square, outside the Game Shop.

'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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