Cabot Circus was conceived and built just as the recession hit. It’s a hugely popular shopping centre with big name shops and is always full of people. I have visited it three times, personally I dislike these places as they have no soul at all. Brand names, franchise restaurants, overworked and underpaid staff, it just doesn’t do anything for me at all.
Skelena is a rather elegant and graphic design, looks a bit like an American football player with his stylised banana motif markings.
I feel a bit sorry for these gorillas that ended up in the shopping malls. I suppose the idea was that lots of people would see them and maybe they would evoke some curiosity in passers-by who weren’t specifically looking for them, but most people walked straight past this one.
I think I forgot to post this second one, which is one of the first ones I saw, it can be found outside Waitrose in North Bristol.
It’s called Reaching Out and is covered with children’s handprints.