Learning Together Statue

The Learning Together Statue was designed by the sculptor Ray Castell for the Open University. The University wanted a statue that represented the theme of international learning together. Ray sculpted a small maquette of the sculpture, which was then copied at 200cm tall. The statue is carved from white and grey marble and is situated outside the LTS building of the Open University in Milton Keynes.

 

Learning Together Custom Statue for Open University

The "Learning Together" statue

 

Maquette of Learning Together Custom Statue

The maquette or smaller version of statue

 

The marble block is shaped

A trainee sculptor under instruction shapes the marble block

 

Basic shape of statue is carved into the marble

The basic shape is carved into the marble

 

Side view of the marble sculpture

Side view of basic shape

 

Learning Together Custom Statue

Still some more ammendments needed

 

Statue is hand polished

The statue is thoroughly hand polished

 

Polished Learning Together Custom Statue is ready for more details to be carved

The polished statue is ready for details

 

Continents are carved onto the globe of statue

Shape of continents is etched onto globe

 

Learning Together Custom Statue - globe is texturised to define continents

Globe is texturised to define continents

 

Learning Together Custom Statue is lifted onto pallet

Statue is lifted onto pallet

 

Learning Together Custom Statue is wrapped

Statue on pallet is wrapped

 

Crate is built around Learning Together Custom Statue and is ready to ship

Crate is built around statue and ready to ship

 

Learning Together Custom Statue delivered to Open University

Statue is delivered by crane

 

Learning Together Custom Statue is moved into position at Open University

Statue is moved into position

 

 

Learning Together Custom Statue is unwrapped

The eye catching sculpture is unwrapped

 

Learning Together Custom Statue at Open University

The "Learning Together" statue installed at Open University

 

Side view of Learning Together Custom Statue for Open University

Beautiful from every angle

 

Learning Together Custom Statue for Open University - a unique work of art in marble

A unique work of art in pure marble

 

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