“29 Flowers” sculpture sited in Hathern

Since June last year I have been working on this giant floral “29 Flowers” sculpture which was finally installed in the village of Hathern, Leicestershire yesterday. Constructed from 4 blocks of Woodkirk Sandstone, the piece weighed 14 tonnes when it was first delivered to my workshop. Yesterday it weighed a mere 8 tonnes as we stacked it carefully at the entrance to the New “Daisy Bank” housing development, just off the A6 near Loughborough. “29 Flowers” was inspired by the former uses of the land being horticultural and agricultural and consists of a tightly packed group of assorted flowers, pods and leaves. The 3 metre tall sandstone sculpture recently featured on the East Midlands Today programme.

The sculpture will be missed by many up at my workshop at Hall Farm who enjoyed watching it develop over the last few months. It has been a long project and I am delighted that it is complete and looking great in the place it was designed for. On to the next one …….

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