’Boulby Pterodactyl‘ was created for the Staithes Arts & Heritage Festival by Emma Stothard, and is 2.4 m high with a wing span of 4 m. The sculpture nestles on the rock armour surrounded by rugged cliffs of the North Yorkshire Jurassic coast.
A small fossil of a Pterodactyl skull was discovered in 1887 in the cliffs of Boulby just north of Staithes, the inspiration for this public sculpture. A welded steel frame is fabricated in the studio before being hand woven in various gauges of mild steel wire and then hot dip galvanized.
Image: Richard Saltmarsh
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