Normandy and Aberdeen
I have been awarded two new public commissions by the Normandy Memorial Trust and Aberdeen City Council.
The Normandy Memorial Trust, along with the architect Liam O’Connor (who is famously responsible for Bomber Command Memorial at Hyde Park) have selected me to create the D-Day sculpture which will be the centre piece of their commemorative installation. This exciting project is being built just above the beach in Normandy to commemorate the 22,500 British soldiers who died during the D-Day landings and thereafter.
This 18 foot sculpture will occupy a prominent position on the forecourt of the memorial against the back drop of Gold Beach. It will be unveiled in 2019 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of these D-Day landings.
Aberdeen City Council - The Fishermen’s Memorial Working Group - led by the Lord Provost of The City of Aberdeen have chosen me to create a life size sculpture to commemorate the men and women of the city and celebrate their role within this important industry. It will consist of two sculptures, a fisherwoman and a fisherman, that will stand outside the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, due for completion and unveiling in the first half of 2018.
This has been both an interesting and exciting project to be involved in. Working with industry experts and curatorial staff, in order to ensure period style and historical accuracy was exacting and exhilarating.
Watch this space for more details and photos of these important projects.