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Artist creates sculpture for the NHS and auctions it to raise funds

An artist in Berkhamsted is auctioning off his work with all the proceeds going to the NHS

Published by Chris Maskery at 2:00pm 18th April 2020. (Updated at 2:32pm 18th April 2020) 3-minute read.

Artist creates sculpture for the NHS and auctions it to raise funds

An artist in Berkhamsted has created an amazing sculpture for the NHS and is now auctioning it off to raise money for them.

Sculptor Charles Elliott (Elliott of London) wanted to create a work of art while he was in isolation to go on show outside his Berkhamsted studio.

The result was 'In Safe Hands' a 65cm sphere sculpture designed to help raise awareness for the NHS & Emergency service's efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, but also to remind key workers on their travels to keep up the hard work looking after the world.

Now it has been finished it is being auctioned off with all the proceeds going to the COVID-19 Urgent Appeal NHS Charity.

Sculpture for the NHS - Elliott of London
Sculpture for the NHS - Elliott of London

The Sculpture

The 65cm sphere sculpture, handcrafted in Elliott's Hertfordshire studio, symbolises the love and care presented by our health workers, not only in the NHS but worldwide in all the different sectors.

The hands represent the true love volunteers, health workers & many others have shown throughout this recent international crisis, carrying the world through the epidemic.   Finished in a zinc galvanise, the sphere sculpture is expected to last well over 35 years.

The 'In Safe Hands' sculpture is now show in Berkhamsted, alongside the A41 at the Elliott of London Studio, you can see it illuminated during the evenings and night.

The idea is that key workers travelling to and from work can be reminded that their support and hard work is fully appreciated.​

Sculpture for the NHS - Elliott of London
Sculpture for the NHS - Elliott of London

The ' In Safe Hands' Sculpture Auction runs until Friday 1st May 2020 8:00pm GMT

​The Sculptor

Elliott of London was founded by British Sculptor Charles Elliott, he has helped the brand to earn themselves national and international recognition already. With their sculptures shown at various locations including at the prestigious Royal Ascot Racecourse, Hatfield House, Royal Chelsea Hospital, Bolesworth Castle, Hickstead Showground, Kings Rd Chelsea, Various Shooting Grounds and Ashridge Estate .

Each piece is initially designed & handmade by Charles & his devoted team, in their sculpture studio on the border of Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire. Each of their sculptures shows the real movement, energy and grace of their subjects, Charles wanted each piece to see and feel life. Elliott of London always go in with a hands-on approach using various traditional and modern techniques.  

The sphere sculpture symbolises the love and care presented by our health workers, not only in the NHS but worldwide in all the different sectors.

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