Laurence Payot has been commissioned to create a new public statue in Blackpool, as part of Blackpool’s Quality Corridor Programme. The design has developed from a community consultation phase led by the artist, engaging with various community groups and local residents in the town.
‘Call of the Sea’ will be a painted bronze statue, a realistic replica of a young girl from the Blackpool area, posing as if she was a street performer, covered in blue paint and shells.
With a raised hand and determined look, she will send an environmental and activist message.
Images above show 3D scanning of model Charlotte, working with Europac 3D and Castle Fine Arts Foundry, and initial drawing design.