“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.”
A mockup produced today, demonstrating how Flint Castle can be seen through the form of the Dragon.
Demolding ‘The Son’ in my sculpture garden.
In light of the most recent proposal for a sculpture at Flint Castle, and the following response, I propose an alternative:
‘The Dragon’ is intended to be a monumental steel drawing in space; the symbol of Welsh pride, through which (though not obscured by) the Castle ruins can be seen. A lasting, imposing trace of the weight of history. My desire is that they balance, and acknowledge that this is a nation for all its citizens.
‘The Dragon’ would be constructed by Flintshire steel companies. The image below gives an idea of the possible scale:
To show support for The Dragon, please contact Hannah Blythyn:
Hannah Blythyn, AM for Delyn:
Office Address: 38 Church Street, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5AE
Assembly Address: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
Phone: 0300 200 7132
Website (non-Assembly): http://www.hannahblythyn.wales
Posted in Abstract Sculptures, Figurative sculptures, Proposals
Tagged 2019, Castle, Ddraig Goch, Dragon, Fflint, Flint, Flintshire, nick eames, North Wales, public sculpture, Sculpture, Welsh Dragon
Construction of the Third Element, ‘The Son,’ underway in my sculpture garden.
Development on the maquette for ‘The Sisters.’
‘The Mother’ is now being chipped out from the plaster caps: These photographs show stages of the process, and ‘The Mother’ beside ‘The Father.’
Together, these figures form two from the upcoming piece, ‘Trilogy.’