Exhibition and memorial piece
Ascending represents divine travelling. Angels ascending as messengers of a supreme being and souls ascending towards Heaven. Inspired by the image of the 12th Century stone capital from Hyde Abbey, we re-imagined the angels from the stone carving to create the sculpture.
Traditionally angels are perceived as divine messengers. Angels and the rising of the soul have importance in contemporary society. Many people believe that they have a guardian angel and a number have had an out of body experience where their soul rises towards a loving light.
Created by Charles in hot forged stainless steel, it is approximately 2.5 meters in height and is intended to be suspended. Smooth and textured finishes at the wing tips in combination with satin finished interior and highly polished exterior wing surfaces reflect light and define the shape. Initially exhibited in the North Transept of Winchester Cathedral as part of the Hyde 900 Exhibition it is now situated in a beautiful private garden as a memorial and invites contemplation and remembrance.
Designed, made and installed by Charles Normandale
and the team from Wheely Down Forge Ltd