Thursday, 1 March 2018

St Mary's Bell

New sculpture produced to help fund-raise for the restoration of St Mary’s Church in Walthamstow Village, East London

For my newest piece, I have taken materials from the restoration work at St Mary’s to create a work reflecting on the idea of a bell tower. A clapper forms the centrepiece, while the supporting frame is created from the wheels that once turned the bells. Old pulling ropes are incorporated to provide a visual reminder of the bell ringers and the sound of peals over the village.

This is an exciting time for St Mary’s as it sets out to become a new venue for arts and culture. The aim is to sell the artwork to raise money for the restoration of other parts of St Mary’s bell tower. 

The sculpture certainly provides a fitting celebration of the history of St Mary’s as it sets out on a new chapter of its history in the centre of Walthamstow Village. 

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