Artists’ thanks for key workers set in stone
PUBLISHED: 12:11 09 June 2020 | UPDATED: 15:06 10 June 2020
Lettering Arts Trust
Artists from across Britain have created their own unique hand-carved tributes to key workers as part of a Suffolk charity’s drive to support the mental health of frontline staff.
Each piece either bears a heartfelt quotation or borrows colour from the rainbow now synonymous with gratitude for NHS and key workers.
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With stone in short supply since quarries closed during lockdown, the lettering artists sourced off-cut material found in their studios.
Stonecarver Charlotte Howarth said: “There are so many people who have put themselves on the frontline to care for the community, from health workers to teachers, from care workers to refuse collectors. I hope that these artworks will become permanent tokens of appreciation for some unsung heroes – a little personal thank you.”
The hand-carved rainbows are for sale under the auspices of the Lettering Arts Trust, based at Snape Maltings, with 10% of the proceeds donated to Our Frontline.
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