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This sculpture was commissioned by the National Trust for the "Angel Garden" exhibition, held during December 2011 and January 2012 at their Mottisfont Abbey site.


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Comments from Dr. Louise Govier, Visitor Experience & Communities Manager, National Trust, Mottisfont: "This looks fantastic! I'm now very excited...."
And after the surface finish was completed: "Wow, that is some patina!"

Materials: mild steel
Dimensions (not including support): 48" x 53" x 8" (122cm x 135cm x 20cm)
Weight : heavy!

Read the text from the plaque placed in front of the sculpture at Mottisfont here.
This sculpture has been featured on BBC television, and the "Angel Garden" event has also been covered by ITV Meridien Television, local radio, newspapers & magazines, and national newspapers. Read articles by the Southern Daily Echo, Hampshire Chronicle, Salisbury Journal, and Solent Life magazine (image, or online [pages 12-13]). Articles have also appeared in the 'Hampshire View' and 'New Forest Living' magazines.
The Mottisfont exhibition ended on the 29th January 2012, after being extended for a further month - but FIFTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE viewed the sculpture there.

This sculpture was displayed at Arlington Arts Centre, as part of the "A Matter of Time" exhibition.
It also featured in the Surrey Sculpture Society Summer Sculpture Exhibition at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in Hampshire.

The piece recently underwent a dramatic transformation for the "Sylvansmiths" exhibition at the Turrill Sculpture Garden, see below:

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