Over the last few months Hospital and Outreach Education have worked with Bearward Engineering and Fermyn Woods to create sculptures to be displayed in the walled garden of Delapré Abbey.
Hospital and Outreach Education works with students that are physically or mentally unable to attend mainstream education provision. It supports students back into an appropriate education setting, or helps them to complete their GCSEs and find their next steps after school.
The sculptures are part of a project designed to support education and business to work more closely and creatively together to build positive relationships.
Recently, two of the sculptures were put in place, along with some words to explain them.
Bearward Engineering and Hospital and Outreach Education have been working together to share best practice, focused around the elements of wellbeing, something that is having a positive impact on both organisations. This sculpture was realised with the support of Henderson Fabrications in Moulton Park.
Bearward Engineering explained:
“The words in the lightbulb represent elements of a human’s wellbeing, and when we pay attention to these, we can find light in the darkness and help to build a brighter future.”
The contribution from Fermyn Woods came about when students from Delapré Hospital Outreach worked with artists Stuart Moore and Abbie Canning explored the idea of 3D creation.
“The work draws inspiration from artworks created by students, both directly from forms sculpted in clay and indirectly through the lens of statistical process.
“Various distributions in the original sculptural forms were used to influence the algorithmic process of 3D printing, emulating the same qualities that arrange the blossom on trees, for example.
“Through this algorithmic process of transforming physical artworks into a digitally created output, the work seeks to echo the natural environment in which this piece is sited.”
The sculptures were originally intended to be in place for one month, but Delapré have stated that they would like to keep them, allowing more visitors to see them, and others as they are put in place, in the walled garden at Delapré.