Yesterday the hare I painted for GoGoHares hopped on board the train to London to help promote this years sculpture trail and the fine city of Norwich. It will be at Liverpool Street station for a week before it heads back home to join the other 67 sculptures.
It was back in October that I was asked by sponsors Norwich Business Improvement District to replicate the mural I had designed for them earlier in the year, on to the sculpture. This was no simple task; the Art Deco inspired design, with all it’s straight lines was created to go onto a flat surface, so transposing it on to a hare was quite a challenge. Despite the simplicity of the design this has been by far the most difficult sculpture I have painted for Wild in Art. After weeks of wrestling with string, tape measures, spirit levels & miles of masking tape I am fairly pleased with the final result.
“Designed to replicate one of our Norwich murals, this bold and colourful style encompasses our status as a UNESCO City of Literature and a City of Stories. Stacks of books create the Norfolk landscape with key Norwich landmarks popping out of the open pages of a book. The river Wensum runs through Bishops Bridge and into the Broads. Vibrant in style, Hare Comes the Sun represents Norwich.”
The trail organised by local children’s charity Break will run from the 24th of June to the 8th of September 2018. There will be 50 large sculptures in Norwich, with a further 18 scattered around Norfolk. These will be joined by 160 smaller leveret sculptures created by schools and community groups.