We were asked to design a sculpture to remember Jac’s late husband.
They had lived in the Middle East and loved to star gaze during the clear nights there, and this is what she asked to be the inspiration behind the piece. Thinking of a sculpture based on the night sky is not easy, that’s a big subject, so we took swirling galaxies as a theme and designed something that would translate into stone.
Jac was also keen to have her husband’s ashes placed with the sculpture, so we designed the base to have a void to take the casket. He was a great music lover too, so the top of the base had a hand cut inscription on it of a line from one of his favourite songs.
The base for the sculpture had to be made when we arrived with the sculpture. We built it from the local Cumbrian stone to tie it in with the construction of the house. We found a wonderful local builder who helped us to lift the stone into place using his crane.
We were absolutely thrilled with the result, so was Jac and all her family. It looks powerful and beautiful as a work of art in their garden and yet has such personal meaning to them.