Sculpture and Sport at St John's
Sculptor Kate Rattray was delighted to hear that St John's Hospital was the site for her unique interpretation of the London 2012 games. “This is an event where many cultures and nationalities come together so I have used a mosaic technique, with different shades and shapes of glass, to reflect this. Inside one of the ‘tears’ is the face of an athlete, based on UK sprinter Jodie Williams.”
The second piece, by sculptor Sophie Dickens, is a more traditional interpretation and shows judo participants locked in combat, which is a recurring theme in much of her work. “Judo” is located on Beauford Square, one of St John’s endowment estate sites. Local tenants have remarked how stimulating they have found the sculpture and how it has reignited their excitement about the forthcoming Games.
Art at the Edge director Justin Braithwaite, who are behind the Sculpture and Sport initiative, said that he was pleased that such a historic almshouses charity, which has been at the heart of Bath for over 800 years, is so involved in contemporary issues and keen to participate in the city wide show, as well as supporting a national scheme. Details of the sculpture trail can be found at the Bath Tourist Office.
For further information about the project please visit www.artattheedge.org. For further details about St John's involvement with the project, ring 01225 486400.