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VIDEO: Waving not drowning: the sculpture making a splash at Mudeford Quay
4:13pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
CLAD in waders and up to her armpits in sea is not where you would normally find local artist Rebecca Newnham.
But it was all in a good cause as she gave a sea trial to her latest sculpture, Wave, at Mudeford.
The 15ft red floating sculpture passed with flying colours and attracted positive comments from passers-by.
A commissioned piece, it will be installed later this month at the Himalayan Garden in Ripon, North Yorkshire, which opens to the public in April.
Constructed of fibreglass over a stainless steel frame, filled with Styrofoam to make it float, the work on it was done by local firms.
“It was great to put it in a public space and to get a response from the public,” said Rebecca.