It will now go through a finishing and patination process before it is installed at Our Lady and All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Parbold, Lancashire.
The memorial will be located within the church above a book of rememberance.
We were commissioned by Great Places Housing Association to create mosaic features for its award winning ‘Lock 54′ development of 150 homes in Blackburn.
The main circular mosaic depicts the heritage of the site, formerly the Higherfield Mill, as well as other local landmarks such as the old Infirmary.
It also pays homage to local people and their skills in textiles and engineering. In particular Rifleman A. Balderstone, one of the many mill workers who joined the 8th Kings Royal Rifles in the First World War, and was like many killed in France aged 31 years of age.
The mosaics were unveiled in July 2011 at the official launch event which was attended by local dignitaries & community members.
Click on the images above to see them in more detail
Scatworks was awarded a commission for the new 1.5 pound million Diabetes Centre at the University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool.
Working with the architect and staff of the centre, Stephen created a seiries of wall mounted discs which represent the univeral logo for diabetes. The designs feature imagery which make reference to Aintree’s Anglo Saxon heritage, diabetes and DNA. Great care was taken to ensure the artwork sympathetically matched other fixtures and fittings within the main foyer to enhance the calming simplicity of this environment.
(Below) Stephen on the right is pictured with Paul Fitzpatrick (Director Of Estates) and Dr Susan Benbow (Clinical Director).
Finally, artwork created to improve the environment in Astley Village goes in. These include a 3.5 metre oak totem pole depicting the life cycle of frogs and a ‘fern’ inspired bench. Designed by Scartworks these elements are an integral part of a larger scheme to improve pathways, ponds and open areas around the estate. The consultation work for these elements was undertaken with pupils from the local primary school. (see images below)
Children from Ashton in Makerfield near Wigan took part in an Easter arts workshop with Stephen Charnock to design and create a pebble mosaic for a woodland setting near their homes. The mosaic is located at the entrance to Skitters Wood, a much cherished piece of ancient woodland nestled between the town and the M6 motorway.
The mosaic was featured in the Wigan Evening Post. Follow this link to read the whole articlewigan evening post 30-4-11