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Paul Day, born in 1967, is a British sculptor. His high-relief sculptures in terracotta, resin, and bronze have been exhibited widely in Europe and his work is known for its unusual approach to perspective.[1]

Major works include:[1][2]

* Brussels - an urban comedy, a 25 metre long terracotta frieze in the Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert in Brussels
* The Battle of Britain Monument on the Victoria Embankment in London
* The Meeting Place, a 9 metres (29.53 feet) tall bronze statue in St Pancras railway station in London, surrounded by a frieze (see below).

Most recently a high-relief frieze has been added to the base of the Meeting Place sculpture, featuring images from the history of tube (subway) and train: people queuing on platforms or travelling in carriages; soldiers departing for war, and returning injured, and repair works following the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The work was the object of controversy when first erected, as one panel depicted a commuter falling into the path of a train driven by the Grim Reaper, however, following discussions with London and Continental Railways (LCR), this panel was replaced with another that the authorities agreed to display. [3] [4]

Paul Day studied art at art schools in the United Kingdom at Colchester and Dartington, completing his training at Cheltenham in 1991. He now lives in a village near Dijon in France, with his wife, Catherine, a native of France. Their Anglo-French relationship is an explicit and repetitive reference in his works. The Meeting Place, which is modelled on an embrace between Paul and Catherine, standing as a metaphor for St. Pancras's role as the terminus of the rail link between England and France.[1][5]

Another contemporary sculptor and critic, Antony Gormley, singled out The Meeting Place statue when he condemned the current public art works across the U.K., stating: ".....there is an awful lot of crap out there."[6]

References

1. ^ a b c "Battle of Britain London Monument". Battle of Britain Archive. http://www.bbm.org.uk/sculptor.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-09.
2. ^ Milmo, Cahal (2007-02-14). "Art that embraces a new future for St Pancras". London: The Independent. http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2268080.ece. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
3. ^ Rachel Stevenson (12 October 2008). "St Pancras station refuses to display train death sculpture". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2008/oct/12/art-transport.
4. ^ Paula Fentiman (13 October 2008). "St Pancras frieze toned down". The Guardian (London). http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/st-pancras-frieze-toned-down-959411.html.
5. ^ "Sculptor Paul Day's Commission". sculpture.net. 2007-02-14. http://www.sculpture.net/community/showthread.php?t=5235. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
6. ^ Arifa Akbar (6 March 2008). "Modern public artworks are 'crap', says Gormley.". The Independent. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_/ai_n24405203.

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