Stone seating that will be sited close to the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is my first completed project of 2020.
The side profiles of the 2 Woodkirk sandstone seats are inspired by the iconic nose shape of the Dakota airplane from which the Battalion would have leapt when they made their fateful drop into the countryside around Arnhem in Holland, during Operation Market Garden in World War 2.
The sculpture was installed in September last year and is sited at Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire. I carved the 3 piece stone memorial last year and it pays tribute to the fallen from the Battle of Arnhem as well as commemorating the time the men spent in this beautiful corner of Leicestershire.
The carved stone seating will be delivered to site in the spring and will hopefully provide a place for quiet contemplation when visiting the memorial.