Ever-Evolving Headgear Sculpture | cambrian-news.co.uk

A SCULPTURE started at Storiel at a live sculpting event is still being formed by artist Llŷr Erddyn Davies.

The live sculpting took place at Storiel from April 20-22.

Llŷr was commissioned to create a new artwork inspired by headwear from Storiel’s collection and sculpts headwear from the collection to inform his design of the artwork.

He also invited Gwynedd residents and local community groups to share headgear that they believe represents them, to also inform the design of the sculpture.

People also had the opportunity to carve their own headgear at one of three drop-in workshops led by Llŷr at Storiel this weekend.

The project is funded by the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns program and Gwynedd Council. It is part of a larger initiative to improve Storiel’s outdoor space to create a pleasant space for people to enjoy and improve its community engagement.

Llŷr said: “Through my work, I research and experience the relationships between people and their environment, whether with other people, the earth or objects in society. I love the heavy industrial processes that go into casting bronze sculpture.

Explaining how his latest sculpture is going, he said: “The first steps have been taken to create a piece of public art.

“To start unity, I held public sculpting sessions and workshops at Storiel over Easter.

“The theme of the project is Self. I will focus on the headgear aspect, as there are many locally distinctive caps and hats on display at Storiel.

Headwear can also convey our role in a community and tell our stories in our story today. I look forward to traveling around Gwynedd, working together and gaining inspiration and contributions from local people. Further community workshops will be held in Storiel over the next few months. During recent workshops, I carved the crown of an Eisteddfod and will tell the story of the crown and its winner, but also other stories associated with the Eisteddfod in Gwynedd.

This project is part of a larger initiative to improve Storiel’s outdoor space to create a pleasant space for people to enjoy and enhance its community engagement.

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