Loros Hospice commissioned me to create one of the ‘hero’ sculptures for ‘Rocket round Leicester’ – a 10-week public art trail which will take place across the city of Leicester during the summer of 2021.
Stardust was inspired by Leicester’s heritage of space expertise. It is made entirely out of glass which is hand cut to create a sense of movement of particles and cosmic dust floating through space. I like to work in an abstract style and chose a reflective colour palette of white and silver to create the magical shimmer and sparkle of stars. The 8 ft rocket sculpture took 3 months to complete and I worked on it during the 2020 lockdown. Fortunately, I have a home studio!
“We first became aware of Julie’s beautiful designs through our event partner, Wild in Art. Julie’s work had jumped out to us from the pages of other sculpture trail catalogues and we just knew that she was the artist for us! Stardust is one of two Hero Rockets commissioned to be the flagships for the promotion of Rocket Round Leicester, a 10-week sculpture trail in summer 2021. ‘Stardust’ is everything we hoped it would be – visually stunning and a totally inspiring design. Thankyou Julie!” Louise Lowman, Loros Hospice