Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Sound Of Water - Richard Thornton - Paul Conneally - Jemma Bagley

Metal benches designed and made by sculptor Richard Thornton with words, fragments of haiku, written by members of the local community with artist poet Paul Conneally, laser cut into them.

They are in the community recreation area of the Watermead housing development in Thurmaston, Charnwood, Leicestershire.

The work was coordinated by community artist Jemma Bagley from the wonderful arts organisation Charnwood Arts. Jemma also brought together a book out of the project called The Sound Of Water which was distributed free to hundreds of people in the area featuring poems and walks undertaken as part of the commission.

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