23 Feb All welcome to help mould the Covid 19 Commemorative Sculpture for Shropshire
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire is inviting all members of the public, especially those who have been in the front line of helping the people of Shropshire and Telford get through the pandemic, to take part in creating the Covid 19 Commemorative Sculpture for Shropshire which she has commissioned following a fundraising appeal that has been possible from public donations.
People will be able to touch and leave their fingerprints on the sculpture mould on Saturday 5th March at public sessions in
Shrewsbury Market Hall gallery 11am-1pm and
Telford Southwater Library 2.30pm-4.30pm.
The sculpture has been commissioned to commemorate the difficult times we in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin have experienced through the Covid Pandemic and will be placed in The Abbey, Shrewsbury. There will also be a copy in Telford and Wrekin.
Anna Turner, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Shropshire commented that ‘I am delighted that this sculpture has been designed in such a way that members of the public have the opportunity to personally add their contribution to the sculpture. This is particularly apt because the pandemic has affected so many people in Shropshire and Telford and numerous people have risen to the challenge to get us through.’
Paul Kennedy, the artist who is creating the sculpture said ‘This sculpture is a very exciting but moving commission as it commemorates something that is so important to everyone. It is very exciting that the sculpture will be formed by so many, reflecting how the pandemic has affected all of us. When the sculpture is cast into bronze each fingerprint will be visible and become a permanent part of the commemoration’
The raffle winner for the maquette was Jenny Wynn, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and she has kindly donated it to Telford & Wrekin Council.
Progress of the Sculpture by Paul Kennedy
Spun steel mould & clay which will go on the convex side
Photographs – Shropshire Star
Time lapse of the silicon mould being applied to the clay.