Photographic record of the sculpture.

A member of the church donated the cost of a sculpture to be placed in the church garden, facing onto Quay Street. This page shows photos of the progress of the sculpture from the earliest stage of casting a life-size pose of the sculptor's hands.

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The sculpture is revealed.
 

The sculpture is revealed.
 

Ready for unveiling on 2nd April.
 

Ready for unveiling on 2nd April.
 

Placing in position.
 

Unloading.
 

The sculpture arrives at the church.
 

Artists name.
 

The text on one of the hands.
 

Nearly finished laying pavers.
 

Job done.
 

The Team admire their work.
 

Brick pavers are being laid.
 

Paving base material has been laid.
 

Paving base material has been laid.
 

Preparing the ground around the baseplate.
 

Preparing the ground around the baseplate.
 

The concrete is delivered to site.
 

Pouring concrete around the baseplate.
 

Baseplate as delivered to site.
 

Baseplate sitting in the hole.
 

The hole digging team get to work.
 

Baseplate acts as the tea table.
 

Roger finishes off the hole.
 

Nearing completion.
 

Just finishing touches needed.
 

Ready for delivery to site.
 

The model on site.
 

Lettering to be placed on left hand
'I PUT MY HOPE IN GOD'.
 

Lettering to be placed on right hand
'I HOLD AND AM HELD'.
 

The girl is the sculptor's daughter who is 5' 2" tall.
 

The work continues.
 

Welding.
 

 

 

 
 

A full size polystyrene model.
 

Another view of the polystyrene model.
 

The full size casting.
 

The mould.
 

The first moulding of the hands.
 

Rick Kirkby, the sculptor.
 

Sculptor and Mould Maker.
 

A concept drawing.
 

A concept drawing.
 

The hands of the sculptor.
 

 

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