Monumental bronze sculpture to be unveiled at University

Posted by ap507 at Feb 03, 2014 10:25 AM |
Sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Helaine Blumenfeld OBE is set to be unveiled at the David Wilson Library on 7 February
Monumental bronze sculpture to be unveiled at University

© Helaine Blumenfeld OBE

A sculpture designed by an acclaimed artist with a longstanding connection with the University will be unveiled at the David Wilson Library on 7 February.

The monument, FLIGHT, is a major bronze work by sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, and is intended to symbolise the legacy of the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, who retires in September after 15 years of distinguished service as the longest serving Vice-Chancellor in the University’s history.

Dr Blumenfeld made the piece in 2011 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University’s successful Sculpture in the Garden exhibitions – which she helped establish with Professor Burgess.

Professor Burgess said: “The University of Leicester is delighted with Helaine Blumenfeld’s sculpture FLIGHT as an addition to its collection. It symbolises aspiration, energy and enthusiasm. It is at the heart of the University and will give pleasure to many people visiting the University’s David Wilson Library.”

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