Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital sculpture

I have been working on a stone to go outside the entrance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. It is being commissioned by the Hospital Arts Project, in conjunction with the Organ Donation Department of the hospital. It is being carved out of a large block of Woodkirk stone form Yorkshire.

Woodkirk stone in the yard

Woodkirk stone in the yard

Here are some images of it in the stone yard where I selected the block. The block was around 4 tonnes before work started.

I have designed the sculpture to incorporate some lettering and a seat. The wording comes from Kahlil Gibran’s book The Prophet (although we have changed it slightly) in the section concerned with GIVING. The theme was intended to parallel the act of giving of yourself physically as in organ donation, while also having a more spiritual dimension. There will also be some plants carved into the stone later on. Here are some more progress pictures.

hospital letters drawn

hospital letters drawn

hospital lettering unfinished

lettering half finished

hospital seat

the seat

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About Teucer Wilson

I'm a stonecarver and lettercutter. See my work at www.teucerwilson.co.uk
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2 Responses to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital sculpture

  1. Jim Henri says:

    Great work, I love when letters are sculpture, Reminds me a lot of works by Germany’s Sepp Jakob. His, Britain’s Michael Renton’s works have been a great inspiration to me. I look forward to your final pics and your newer works.

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