Installing Flight

Installing Flight donated by the sculptor Dr Helaine Blumenfeld, OBE

On Saturday 25 January 2014 a team of specialist contractors worked with sculptor Dr Helaine Blumenfeld, OBE to install a bronze cast of her sculpture 'Flight' in front of the David Wilson Library.  The installation took well over four hours.  This is the final stage of the Estates project, managed by Pete Bale from our  Development Team which began with the construction of the plinth in September 2013.  To find out more about Helaine’s works please visit her web site www.helaineblumenfeld.com The story of the installation is told in pictures below, click on each image for a full screen view.

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Trying 'Flight' for size

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Helaine confirms the position

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Drilling the holes

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Putting 'Flight' in place

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'Flight' beds in

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'Flight' with its coat on

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'Flight' revealed

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In front of the Library

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In front of Engineering

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Some VIP admirers

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