Sculpture donation to Boxgrove ward at St Richard’s by local artist
Boxgrove Ward at St Richard’s Hospital has received a very special and unique piece of sculpture artwork following the generous donation made by local artist, Tana Jackson.
The sculpture was fundedby the Worthing & Adur Arts Trust last year and Tana contacted us offering the sculpture, free to a permanent home.
We felt that the spacious garden area outside Boxgrove would provide the perfect setting for this. The team here care for patients with a dementia.
The sculpture is three life-size mannequins who are dressed in clothing that has been treated with a fabric hardener that dries to a solid plastic. The mannequins are strapped onto four pallets that have been covered with Astro Turf. The sculpture is interactive and people are encouraged to sit on the grass next to the purple Frisbee.
The family were named Alastair, Jan and little Susie Carter with the scene set to invoke a family picnic in the 1950’s.
Ward Sister, Shelley Harris described the sculpture as “just beautiful” and welcomed Tana to Boxgrove Ward to view the area after the installation had been made.
Tana was delighted to hear that the ward team had taken such an interest and actually renamed the characters to personalise the sculpture to Boxgrove. Shelley added that she’d heard discussions between patients as to whether it was the 1950’s or indeed 1940’s and how lovely it was to hear!