on the way
The raw block arrives
mid way
Form revealed
at addeenbrokes
At Addenbrooke's
queen signiture
The evidence

Sculpture Commission

I have recently completed a large sculpture titled “Resurgence” ~ commissioned for The Rosie Hospital Public Garden as part of the development of the Maternity Section at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University NHS Foundation in 2012.


Although the piece is not directly figurative, it embodies qualities of touch, embrace and protection pertinent to parent and child. The name “Resurgence” evokes the possibilities of renewed energy, new beginnings and, hence birth itself.


The sculpture was carved at the workshop of Darin Clarke, DJC Stonemasons, situated on the premises of Stoneycombe Quarry near to Newton Abbot in Devon. Darin has been indispensable in lifting and shifting the stone, doing heavy duty drilling and cutting processes and in supporting the final installation of the work.


The sculpture is made from a ton block of French Lavoux Limestone which emanates the warm creamy tones of the local Ketton Stone used extensively in Cambridge buildings. The plinth stone has been quarried in Stoneycombe itself where rocks were laid down in tropical seas during the Devonian period 380 -370 million years ago – fossils, crystals, energy and movement are embedded in the swirling pink and grey colours of the rock.


As a school pupil at The (former) Cambridgeshire High School for Girls, Long Road in the sixties and early seventies, I witnessed the early development of the then “New Addenbrooke’s” Hospital adjacent to the school’s sport’s fields. I thank Lesley Bermingham and colleagues of Addenbrooke’s Arts, Kristen Howard and the Hospital Site Management team for selecting and enabling me to do this project – it is both nostalgic and a privilege to site a sculpture within the environment where I grew up.


The Rosie Hospital was formerly opened on May 23rd 2013 by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh


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angela holmes and sculpture

Angela and "Resurgence"