Plans for a giant mussel sculpture in Padstow have sparked anger amongst some residents.
The work by Trevone based artist Andrew Nicholls is a tidal sculpture that would open and close with the tides. The concept is based on a type of mussel only found in Padstow.
The design has proved controversial with hundreds of people already signing a petition against it. The artist says he hadn't expected such a response.
Money for the project would have to come from arts funding bodies and hasn't yet been secured.
A consultation is underway and people have two weeks to vote on the idea. If the response is positive the plans would go before Padstow Town Council for consideration. If not the artist says he'll look for somewhere else in Cornwall to put it.