Portabello Avatar Sculpture – Edinburgh
Commissioned by international artist, Simon Grennan, of Kartoon Kings for Big Things on the Beach.
Spacecadets translated the artists sketches, and 3D models, into 3D rendered designs then constructed the 6m high sculpture.
Big Things On The Beach is a community-led organisation in Portobello, a seaside suburb of Edinburgh. Since 2004 they have commissioned professional artists to create temporary outdoor, site-specific artworks.
The international duo asked local people and visitors to Portobello: “if Portobello was a character, what character would it be?” The answers, historical research and conversations with the people of Portabello helped them design an artwork, known as Giant Avatar of Portobello, to capture the spirit of the place.