Coldstones Cut in Nidderdale is a huge sculpture on the edge of Coldstones Quarry. It is the latest work by Andrew Sabin and has received the Marsh Award for excellence in public sculpture for 2011. This award is administered by the PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association), whose work aims to heighten public appreciation of Britain's public sculpture, and to contribute to its preservation, protection and promotion.
Coldstones Quarry is said to be the highest quarry in England and situated close to the village of Greenhow, on the edge of Nidderdale in Yorkshire. The Cut is a site-specific construction, formed of quarried limestone blocks creating a viewing platform over the quarry excavations and further, far further over the landscape.
Such impressive stoneyness! Although this is the largest public sculpture in Yorkshire, and is huge - it seems as a small mark on the edge of the vast quarry workings!