3 Jun 2014
Sculptures by Loughborough University student commemorate First World War
Three steel sculptures commemorating fallen heroes from the First World War have been unveiled in Loughborough’s Queen’s Park.
The sculptures, representing denial, anger and the acceptance of loss, have been designed by, Amelia Seren Roberts to mark the centenary of the war’s outbreak and honour all those who gave their lives.
Amelia is a second-year fine art student from the University’s School of the Arts. She was commissioned to produce the pieces as part of Loughborough in Bloom.
The new sculptures which sit in the flower beds in front of Charnwood Museum, will link First World War exhibits from the Museum and the Carillon. They have been sponsored by Quadron Services ltd.
Amelia visited both the Carillon and Charnwood Museum as research for the pieces, as well as speaking with Loughborough library’s local studies facility.
The sculptures are designed to encourage reflection on the historical, and current psychological experience of loss that many are faced with in times of conflict.
Each of the pieces will represent a stage of mourning; the first symbolises the mourner’s rejection of loss, the second indignation and the third is acceptance and the commitment of the loss to memory.