Luton Dunstable Busway Contemporary History Trail – Artwork 4

Glide 2013

This sculpture celebrates flight and the Downs – the gliders and the red kites that fly there, gliding on the thermals. The laser cut patterns are based on Dunstable street patterns as seen from the sky – the view one would get as a bird or pilot.

The sculpture was designed by Artist Pete Moorhouse. Ideas were informed by community consultation and workshops with several local schools; St Georges, Icknield Lower School, King’s Houghton Middle School and Central Bedfordshire College. In particular this artwork evolved from Linda Sanders work at CBC whose initial concepts were based on gliders, red kites, and a Dunstable street map around the four quadrants.

To see the other Busway artworks:   Commotion    Kites    Community    Glide    Transmission