Laurence Payot has been commissioned to create a new public statue in Blackpool, as part of Blackpool’s Quality Corridor Programme. The design has developed from a community <a href=”http://www.laurencepayot.com/category/call-from-the-sea/”>consultation phase</a> led by the artist, engaging with various community groups and local residents in the town.
‘Call from the Sea’ will be a painted bronze statue, a realistic replica of a young girl from the Blackpool area, posing as if she was a street performer, covered in blue paint and shells.
With a raised hand and determined look, she will send an environmental and activist message.
Images above show 3D scanning of model <a href=”http://www.laurencepayot.com/2020/11/call-from-the-sea/”>Charlotte</a>, working with <a href=”https://europac3d.com”>Europac 3D</a> and <a href=”http://www.bronzefoundry.co.uk”>Castle Fine Arts Foundry</a>, and initial drawing design.