Always keen to push the creative boundaries of SureSet permeable paving, we were delighted to be asked to contribute to the Scraptors Sculpture Trail: ‘We will never forget’ at the National Trust Stourhead estate in Wiltshire.
Three West Country artists form Scraptors: Paul Boswell, Rachel Macleay and Anthony Wilson – all specialise in creating sculpture using recycled materials.
From their designs, using 3mm Barley Beach Natural Aggregate, we created (in two different sizes) six pyramids; symbolic in that these were some of the last images of men who fought and died in campaigns in Gallipoli and the Middle East. The pyramids were built on site at SureSet, collected and assembled at Stourhead by Scraptors at the end of August.
During the war Stourhead was owned by Harry’s father, Sir Henry Hoare. In 1917, aged just 29, Harry suffered fatal wounds whilst leading the attack at Mughair Ridge. Without a son to inherit Stourhead, Sir Henry gave the estate to the National Trust in 1946.
‘We will never forget’ culminates in 2016 with the creation and reveal of the final two Sculptures.
Brief timeline of Stourhead:
If you visit the Suclpture Trail at Stourhead we would love to hear what you think of it and see your photos - please get in touch.
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