Two dragons biting each others’ tails, an ancient symbol of regeneration, have been raised high above locals’ heads in London’s Docklands, and its designer hopes the sculpture will help improve the area’s problems with racial tension. Dragons Gate at Limehouse is created by Peter Dunn of consultancy The Art of Change and Anne Thorne Architects. ‘The London Docklands Development Corporation wanted to mark the Limehouse gateway. We chose dragons as the area is the UK’s oldest Chinatown,’ says Dunn. The artwork, 7m-high x 10m circumference, is made of stainless steel which was heated until it changed colour, then frozen.
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