Go For Gold

Pigeon public art - Go For Gold

Go For Gold
Lee Crew

Go For Gold has unfortunately gone missing from its original location in Boots Corner. It was last seen Thursday 25 July, fixed to the artificial grass near the fountain. If you have any information as to its whereabouts, please contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 267 31/07/2019. Thank you.

Lee’s playful interpretation using arrows, references the pigeons’ original use as way-finders. Arrows indicate movement, direction, progression and development and they’re used symbolically here to represent the way Cheltenham has moved forward and flourished, over the years. It’s like having signs on the pigeons instead of pigeons on the signs!

Lee is noted for his painting and limited edition screen prints, using the broader landscape as their starting point. They may be inspired by a visit to a particular location, the season, the weather or a particular light, but all are abstracted until he has conveyed the essential feeling of a place.

Colour plays an integral part in setting the space and the mood for each piece, whether it is basking in heat or refreshingly cool. No matter what his inspiration whilst creating a piece of work, ultimately, he wants it to be independent, resolved and harmonious.


Find this pigeon in Cheltenham town centre using the map below.