A SCULPTURE by a Merseyside artist could go on display outside a Wirral ferry terminal.
Angie McCormick, 37, from Wallasey, created the striking artwork “New Wave” after being asked to create something with a “wow factor”.
The sculpture was made for the 2010 Biennial arts showcase and shown at a temporary gallery in Wirral before being bought by Merseytravel.
A planning application has now been submitted to Wirral Council to install the white gloss polypropylene artwork, which is seven foot tall and almost 10ft long, on the central reservation outside Seacombe Ferry Terminal where commuters and travellers will see it daily.
Mum-of-two Angie, who works as a display technician at Weatherhead High School in Wallasey, said she was “excited and a little bit apprehensive” at the prospect of her sculpture being in such a prominent location.
The New Wave sculpture was created for the Independents strand of the Liverpool Biennial and has been running almost as long as the Biennial itself.
It showcases young and emerging new talent alongside established international artists with the work created specifically for the festival.
Angie said: “The Six Room Gallery was set up in 2010 and I was asked to put something in the yard at the back, and no pressure but create something with a wow factor.
“The idea just grew out of my previous work.
“I came up with the design but I needed help in funding to make it the size I wanted and approached different companies and organisations. “Merseytravel offered to help and I spent five weeks making it. It’s New Wave because physically it’s a wave, but also I was thinking it’s a new wave for my career.
“Now I hope people will see it and think: ‘wow – I want one of those’.”