The Vampire Elephant
My Sculpture is called the Vampire Elephant. It relates to Trafalgar Square because beside Nelson’s Column, there is the Nemean Lion, which is from a Greek Myth. My sculpture also relates to a Greek Myth. My Sculpture also shows the community nature of London and how we should join our minds and our efforts together to work towards the same goals. This is because it has 3 heads and 3 legs.
The Fourth Plinth Schools Awards Winners 2011/12 - Gallery
This work has been inspired by a project entitled ‘Who Am I Where Am I’.
The children in Year 4, Sebright Primary School, have created models of buildings that have affected their lives, demonstrating that living and working in a common-unity (community) everything has a role to play in our life journeys.
The three dimensional structures are made from recycled boxes, card and mod-roc.
My sculpture was inspired by the work of Oldenburg and how he enlarges every day objects. It raises the awareness of the issue of knife crime. My piece depicts a microphone with a knife handle incorporating the tag line, ‘Pick up a Mic, not a Knife’. I believe my sculpture addresses a huge problem amongst young people, with an inspiring and positive message.
Our project represents London, a welcoming nest for a lot of nationalities. We are celebrating the birth of our wish of international peace.
We made the sculpture of the man because the Olympics are nearly here.
Pencil, ink and pen
Charlie Chaplin made Londoners laugh a lot. My Charlie Chaplin shows him with his characteristic pose, his bowler hat and his swinging stick.
My idea is an interpretation of many cultures 'melting' together and forming a person's personality. I have drawn the buildings as candles to show the changing cultures and I've drawn the person as the wax from the candles solidifying in a new mould.
My sculpture is of a owl which is half robot.It implies that technology is taking over.
Chicken on a nest moulded in plasticine.
Reflecting the diversity that is our capital city
In this age of financial crisis it is important to remind ourselves of how wonderful life is. Every day has new opportunities, new beginnings and new possibilities. The colourful, exploding box gives the impression of fun and happiness.
This group of year 6 children were tasked with considering the life forms which live on and around the "Fouth Plinth" but which are invisible to the naked eye.
We studied micro organisms, and realised that some minute life forms bear a striking resemblance to large animals.
The sculpture was made using mod roc, wire and found materials, and is based on invertebrate body form with a head, thorax and abdomen.
The egg represents the beginning of the New Year and the dragon is a popular symbol of China.
This piece is a giant snow-globe with the London skyline inside it. It represents that, though London is well known for its stormy, rainy weather, tourists still want to visit. So I have put the wet weather up on show for everyone to see at any time of the year, even if it’s sunny.
The image "Help" represents the significance of communities within Greater London. This shows the support shared throughout one's local area, allowing some people to participate in everyday activities they otherwise would miss out on. In a sense, neighbours and local residents metaphorically lend some people a helping hand, giving them a voice and an understanding of different aspects within the community. The image also represents the contribution given by each individual in London, shaping what it is today.
Shona Galt, 12 Years old.
The eye represents London because it can see all the famous landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and St. Pauls.
“Dragon in Trafalgar Square” is a sculpture which was made by a small group of children in Year 3 and 4.
Children visited a local scrap yard to choose and collect their materials. They decided on old car parts and exhaust pipes as they felt that these would represent the busy traffic and the hustle and bustle of London’s Trafalgar Square. The sculpture also tied in with their class topic in which they explored the idea of dragons.
The children enjoyed the challenge of finding a way to use and join the parts. They decided to use the plastic bags to emphasise the fire coming out of the dragon’s mouth, and also representing the fumes generated from the cars in the area.
A sculpture made from plastic and wood.
This work is inspired by the many cultural identities in London. By using the native pidgeon, it is demonstrating that though we are all different, we all belong to , and have a home in our beautiful city.
The three dimensional picture is made from recycled Evening Standard, recycled copper wire and card.
In my design I am interested in illustrating the importance of cycling and how good London has been in promoting the use of bicycles. Every where you look in London you can see someone cycling and this is something for us to celebrate and be proud of.
Create a climbing wall for all to use.
To make everyone think about making peace.
The sculpture captures the confusion and conflict in the life of a young boy going into manhood. His family, signified by the crest at nis feet and his helplessness shown by the childs toy cast to the side. The screaming expression on the childs face tells us of the worries engulfing his life. Whils't the proud broad shoulder future self looks positively to the future.
We all worked together on this life size sculpture.
Sketch for a sculpture
The students of Ashcroft Technology Academy were given the brief to create artwork which reflected London's evolving community. Students visted the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square and the local area to prompt inspiration of how to visually capture London's diverse cultural breadth.
Hillary will always be remembered as the first person to conquer the World’s highest mountain
As a New Zealander, he represents the Commonwealth rather than just the UK
News of the successful ascent reached the UK on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation
2012 is the diamond jubilee