Two eye-catching five-metre high towers have been unveiled in Llanbradach.
Artist Kay Aplin has created the spectacular towers called Llanbradach Follies and they have already become a landmark in the village since being unveiled by Councilor John Evans, the Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Covered in 2,000 brightly coloured tiles, the follies are based on the local imagery, history, culture and stories of the area.
Llanbradach Councillor Colin Mann said: “The follies represent the finishing touch to the regeneration work in the centre of Llanbradach which has been ongoing for several years now. We are grateful to all the people who have worked very hard to bring about this improvement to our village.”
The artwork was funded by Llanbradach and Pwllypant partnership, The Arts Council of Wales and Caerphilly County Borough Council and was project managed by Caerphilly Arts Development.
A spokesperson for Arts Council of Wales said: “This ambitious public art commission in Llanbradach had a strong community involvement as local people developed the themes for the final work with the artist, Kay Aplin.
“We hope that the sculpture will become a much loved feature which will create a strong sense of pride and identity in the area.”
Ms Aplin said: “This is my biggest and most spectacular commission to date and one that will hopefully continue to inspire and delight the community of Llanbradach for many years to come.
“It’s been 18 months since I first began to design the towers, in conjunction with the local community, and I am very excited to see them finally being installed.”
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