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Charter 400 Project - The Finished Artwork

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As promised in an earlier post, here is the explanation of the decoration on the plaque which represents the Guild Hall. 

When the facade of the building was being restored, stonemason Martin Webb carved two snails into the foliage panels. The panels were intended to be made up simply of stylised acanthus leaves, however because the main contractor showed no interest in the progress of the work, he added the snails. For weeks on end nobody visited the site, so presumably no-one was aware of the snails and they are still there today. When I learnt about this story, I found this small act of rebellion intriguing and worth celebrating and I hope you will as well.

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This will be the last post about the design and making of this mobile hanging sculpture as the Artwork is now complete, and will be taken to the Guild Hall, in Worcester for display. A special event is taking place tomorrow Saturday 2nd October to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the charter granting Worcester city status. 

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Please feel free to comment on this blog and the Artwork. 

 

Jewellery will soon be available featuring some of the designs on the enamelled plaques.

 

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