Thursday, 12 May 2011

Success - Hundred's Cheers as The Walking Boat Steps Out of The River Thames

Today the ‘Walking Boat’, an extraordinary, kinetic work of art created by sculptor, Andrew Baldwin, strode onto the foreshore of the Thames at Tate Modern. This astonishing piece, a 40-ft walking boat two years in the making, was the culmination of the artist’s imaginative vision, determination and exceptional talent as sculptor and blacksmith. 

The ‘Walking Boat’ was welcomed by hundreds of spectators, who had gathered at the foreshore to see the unique spectacle. The boat was greeted with cheers as it stepped out of the river and heaved itself up on to the beach. Steered with a London Bus wheel, the 20-ton vessel was then skill fully walked ashore by its creator, at 1.20pm today. 
Photo credit: Dylan Woolf

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