‘Roman Remains’ – Stage 2

The casting of the horse skull with fine artist Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) continues: Following some subtle reinforcing and restoration, the skull (which has been named ‘Maximus’ – “Are you not entertained?”) has been clayed up, and the first caps of the piece mold are underway, in plaster.

We’ve been joined by Nick’s colleague, Tim Johnson, who has been assisting in documenting the process and working with Florence.

‘Roman Remains’– Casting with Florence Bigglestone

Nick is working with fine artist Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) this month – safely and with social distancing – to restore and cast a horse’s skull. The cast skull, in plaster, will then be painted and embroidered by Florence to represent the history of chariot racing in Roman Chester. It will be exhibited in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester as part of an exhibition.

These photos show the beginning of the restoration and casting process.

You can check out more of Florence’s work on her Instagram.

‘The Sisters’ – Drone Photography

Photographs provided by Ian Carson, who kindly gave his consent for these photographs to be featured on the website. Thank you!

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‘The Sisters’ – June Coronavirus Update

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‘The Sisters’ – Coronavirus Update

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Installation of ‘The Sisters’ will resume when restrictions are lifted!
Best wishes, and keep safe! 🙏
– from the socially distancing sculptor.

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‘The Sisters’ – An Update

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These are the stages since the last post…

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‘The Sisters’ – Installing the Base

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Thank you to Mike Ford, the volunteers and the local businesses who made construction of the concrete base for my Sculpture such a great day in beautiful Ellesmere!

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Yin Yang Garden Completed!

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‘The Sisters’ – An Update

1. Assistant Ewan, inscribing the template in the rain!

2. Construction of the armatures, prior to transportation to the barn studio for the next stage: Clay modelling, etc.

Announcement from the Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative

“We are pleased to commission Nick Eames to create ‘The Sisters’ sculpture to commemorate the outstanding achievements of Eglantyne and Dorothy Jebb, who were born in Ellesmere, Shropshire. One hundred years ago they set up the ‘Save the Children’ Fund, at a meeting in the Albert Hall, and it has continued to carry out its vital humanitarian role across the world until the present day.

During 2019-20 in Ellesmere, Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative is celebrating the work of these extraordinary, but largely forgotten, sisters through a range of local events and activities. These include a research programme, talks and exhibitions, a day Seminar on April 1st 2020 and the creation of a Jebb Garden which will feature Nick’s Sisters sculpture as a permanent tribute to the women.

The Jebb Garden to be sited in the mere-side public gardens will also feature an interactive ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Refuge’ sculpture, representing the journeys of refugee children displaced by conflict and natural disasters.”