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Profile image of Nicholas RowsellNicholas Rowsell was born around midnight on the 17th/18th of August 1960 during a dry electrical storm, in Hackney, London. This fact, according to Nick, is "Perhaps the most interesting thing about me as apparently lightbulbs were popping like champagne corks" Nicholas first picked up a hammer and chisel with the intension of creating a sculpture in 1987`and has been carving one or more pieces of sculpture ever since and does not look like he is going to stop. Nick was working as a stonecladder on a major building project in Berkley Square...

Sculpture: 'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne'
by Nicholas Rowsell

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Dunhouse Blue sandstone Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture sculpture by sculptor Nicholas Rowsell titled: 'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne'
Dunhouse Blue sandstone Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture sculpture by sculptor Nicholas Rowsell titled: 'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne' - Artwork View 1 Dunhouse Blue sandstone Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture sculpture by sculptor Nicholas Rowsell titled: 'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne' - Artwork View 2 Dunhouse Blue sandstone Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture sculpture by sculptor Nicholas Rowsell titled: 'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne' - Artwork View 3 Dunhouse Blue sandstone Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture sculpture by sculptor Nicholas Rowsell titled: 'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne' - Artwork View 4
Sculpture description:
When Nick undertook this commission He had to make sure the image presented to the committee showed a pictorial representation of one of the youngest of the victims to have perished in this tragedy. The whole process of finding the right image to eventually carve in bas-relief was painstaking and drawn out. Once this had been achieved Nicholas had to carve the exact same image that had been agreed upon.
Artist's comments:
In May 1815 some 72 men and boys perished due to an infusion of water from an older disused mineshaft into the adjoining shaft being worked at that time resulting in those underground being trapped and suffocating. This tragedy is reasonably well documented as this incident, amongst others, changed the mining legislation of its day. The fact is that these men and boys, some as old as seventy five, the youngest were six yrs old, perished slowly and painfully plus they all must have known they were all as good as dead as rescue details show the hopelessness of the situation... I was angry for them but I didnt want to slide into politics or prejudice so I carved the little lad with a tightly drawn clenched fist; so as to show the world that they`re passing was scary and painful. They ALL died with clenched fists.
Dimensions/size: 115 x 70 x 55 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 3 ft 9 1/4 in x 2 ft 3 4/7 in x 1 ft 9 2/3 in
Edition: Original
Medium: Dunhouse Blue sandstone
Sculptor: Nicholas Rowsell [sculptor profile]
Price: Price on Application
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Monumental Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
Stylized People Sculptures
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Weight: 36 Kg / 79.2 lb
Title: High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Finish: smooth / sparrowpeck
Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 2010
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