Edith Weston sculpture links village with the Army

Edith Weston sculpture unveiling. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-141124-105725001
Edith Weston sculpture unveiling. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-141124-105725001

A sculpture linking a village with the armed forces has been unveiled.

Mo Gardner was commissioned to create a piece of art for Edith Weston. She came up with the sculpture, called ‘Army and the Community 2’, which comprises two groups of figures to show the village and the troops.

Mo said: “It represents the Army, in its many facets, paying particular respect to the Dog Handling Unit, recently arrived, and the local community of Edith Weston, which derives its name from Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor. These two, separate, yet together, in a shared space, different, yet all people.”

Mo said she wanted to give the sculpture a natural finish with rough edges for lichen and moss to grow. Her first Army and the Community sculpture can be seen at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore.

Mo is pictured with High Sheriff of Rutland Miles Williamson-Noble.