Public Art, Running Man 'Momentum' Wire Sculpture by Wire Artist Victoria Westaway
Herefordshire and Worcestershire based wire sculptor Victoria Westaway was commissioned by Stoke Gifford Parish Council in South Gloucestershire to create a celebratory Running Man Sculpture. Now named 'Momentum' by local school girl Meredith Runmey, this wire sculpture is sited in Little Stoke Park near Bristol and takes the form of a Running Man, commissioned by the council to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Little Stoke Parkrun.
The Running Man wire sculpture waiting delivery to Parkrun Little Stoke Park near Bristol, seen here at wire artist Victoria Westaways studio on the hill near Ledbury, Herefordshire
Wire artist Victoria Westaway welding the Parkrun Running Man Sculptures metal armature in her arts workshop at Coddington near Ledbury, overlooking the Malvern Hills and Black Mountains.
Wire artist Victoria Westaway creates the figurative sculptures form using steel rod, Vik is seen here welding the running mans head in preparation for adding to the main running man sculpture.
The running man sculpture's armature holds the figurative form and running stance, ready for weaving the outer Annealed Wire skin that defines the shape. Here we see Wire artist Victoria Weataway has started the outer skin process.
Here the wire sculpture takes figurative form with more annealed wire added to the running mans legs and thighs giving artistic definition showing the dynamic stance of a runner in motion.
Wire artist and sculptor Victoria Westaway adding some finishing touches to the wire sculpture in her arts barn workshop. As seen this is definitely one of Viks larger than life-size sculptures, a giant running man designed and created in Ledbury, Herefordshire.
Now the giant running man wire sculpture has an artistic defined form this heroic wire sculpture is ready for galvanising, seen here at Arkinstall Galvanising, Oldbury West Midlands; artwork abandoned to the hot zinc dip!
Like an ancient heroic story, 'Running Man the Grey' emerges from Arkinstal, 'Running Man the Bright', galvanising the art and the structure to one impressive mighty sculptural form that will withstand the elements for decades.
Back at wire artist Victoria Westaway's studio near Ledbury, Herefordshire the freshly galvanised running man sculpture is mounted on a substantial metal support required to support the wire sculpture's weight and form the basis of the sculptures plinth.
The newly galvanised running man installation day. Viewed from the Stoke Gifford Parish Council offices and Community Centre foyer the Wire Sculpture Running Man is seen in position waiting construction of the wire sculptures plinth.
The wire sculptures unveiling day for the Little Stoke Parkrun Sculpture, here we see the Running Man Sculpture covered waiting for the unveiling ceremony. Notice the provocative glimpse of the Running Man's foot, a hint of what lies beneath!
Like an Olympic Runner the Running Man Sculpture emerges from the veil triumphant and proud to the applause of the little Stoke Parkrun participants. Some 250 runners gathered to take part in this Parkrun's 1st anniversary and see the Commissioned Public Art Sculpture unveiled.
The Pakrun team held a running man sculpture naming competition for the children of Little Stoke Primary School. The winner Meredith Runmey named the Public Art Sculpture 'Momentum'. Parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Brian Gardner, Active Lifestyles Manager, South Gloucestershire spoke at the unveiling.
Momentum - The Little Stoke Parkrun Running Man Sculpture by Wire Artist Victoria Westaway, Commissioned by Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Named by Meredith Runmey. Unveiled by Brian Gardner, Active Lifestyles Manager, South Gloucestershire and Parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt
Momentum - The Little Stoke Parkrun Running Man Sculpture by Wire Artist Victoria Westaway, Commissioned by Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Named by Meredith Runmey. Unveiled by Parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Brian Gardner, Active Lifestyles Manager, South Gloucestershire