Phoenix Cobbles – Maggie Howarth (1994)

Phoenix Cobbles

Phoenix Cobbles is a pebble mosaic in Gateshead Riverside Park by Maggie Howarth (1994). The mosaic shows a phoenix rising from the flames, symbolising Gateshead’s regeneration following a period of industrial decline. It follows the ancient art of ‘cocklakia’ (cobblestone mosaics) developed by the Romans.

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