24th May, 2022

New sculpture by renowned Coventry artist George Wagstaffe unveiled

A NEW sculpture from a renowned Coventry artist has been unveiled in the courtyard garden of a new apartment development for the elderly.

George Wagstaffe has created ‘Waters of Separation’ for Bond’s Lodge on Hill Street.

One of the bronze figures is in the image of Wagstaffe’s late wife Beryl, and the roots of the new installation can be traced back to time spent in Wales during the latter stages of Beryl’s illness.

George said the sculpture was originally a painting he did of the same title.

“The idea is to show separation through, death, illness, divorce or any other means.

“The water running between the two figures runs away and then also runs together showing how, while separation divides, it can also unify.”

He was commissioned to create a centrepiece for the large courtyard garden by Coventry Church (Municipal) Charities.

Residents, Coventry dignitaries and friends of the charity were invited to a ceremony to celebrate the new sculpture.

Lord Mayor of Coventry Coun John McNicholas with Lady Mayoress June McNicholas were in attendance for their first engagement since being appointed to the roles.

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