Commissioned by ex-miners and St Helens Council
this a great sculpture or statue placed on top of an old now
defunct coal mine Sutton Manor.
The way I look at it the miners had a hard
difficult job working down the pits and now that has all gone there
is the future represented by a young girl dreaming of what could be.
For me it works.
They could have asked for a statue of a miner with
his pit helmet carrying a pick axe bent over with toil and covered
in dust, but they have rejected that idea and help create something
with a bit of vision not a morbid preoccupation with the past.
If you travel down the M62 between Manchester and
Liverpool you might just catch a glimpse of it near the St Helens
junction though one has to admit it is not at all easy to see. Best
to visit Sutton Manor and walk up the now nicely landscaped spoil heaps to
see it in person.