Developer Land Securities commissioned Andy to create two major artworks for their prestigious new Trinity Leeds project, the largest retail development in Europe.
“Equus Altus” is a 5 metre high two-tonne pack horse, mounted atop a ten metre high 300mm square steel column.
It observes the hubbub of modern commerce from its lofty position, loaded with a pack of wool commemorating the industry upon which the city of Leeds was founded.
“Briggate Minerva” visits a classical theme in the main street of Leeds outside the main entrance of the development, and she presents reams of fabric to the city, resplendent with a mask which evokes both the city’s theatrical heritage and heraldic symbolism.
Both sculptures took ten months to complete and were installed in March 2013.