Sorry for the lack of posts in the last two weeks, unfortunately my mother-in-law, Pat has, sadly passed away after a long illness… she will be greatly missed.
I would like to dedicate this to her.
Pat shared my passion and enthusiasm for the natural environment, and understood its importance to our general well being and happiness. As a teacher all her life, she recognised the positive effect that having time outside had on her students. Playing a key role in developing and securing their positive relationship with the landscape through to their adult lives.
Pat like myself was concerned with the growing change in both attitudes and freedom to be outside, especially for children. With so much of their time centred around seemingly experiencing life first through a phone or screen of some kind.
Pat was very excited by my proposed sculpture ‘Viewpoint’ with its theme to engage the audience with the landscape, and was very excited with its inclusion in the finals of the Broomhill Sculpture Prize.