Where would you put an angel?
Elaine Hurndell has finally finished her amazing life-sized angel sculpture that is a tribute to all those who are hurting. She would like it installed in a prominent place in Masterton, possibly the town square.
Weasked people on Neighbourly and the
Facebook page what they thought.
‘‘At the children’s play area in Queen Elizabeth Park, or at the main entrance in Dixon St? Outside the front entrance or just inside? Is there a children’s ward there? Wellington Hospital? How about the Mission in Wellington, they have homeless, mental health patients go there for food.’’ -
Robyn Copas from Masterton
‘‘Mymumpoured her heart, soul and all of her money into this. I amso unbelievably proud. It has a PURPOSE unlike so much art that is installed in Masterton ($320,000 for the roundabout sculpture!?)
I hope she gets the recognition and compensation she deserves.’
Montana Hurndell -
‘‘At entrance to old cemetery in park. Encased in a hardened plastic shell so the idiots can’t damage it.’’
‘‘Such an amazing woman to put so much into creating this beautiful monument - Grace, to then gift it to the community.
All the hours you put into this, working only thinking about how Grace might help people, giving peace to those in grief, making someone who can’t be ‘there’ feel like they are able to be part of something by lighting a candle, I find that amazing.
- Shane Donaldson
And the sad thing is, if we had more people like you in our community we wouldn’t need a monument to remind people they are loved. I hope Grace is given a prominent place, that is accessible to all.
McDonald ‘‘ Lara Ferguson - Angela
No I don’t think it’s appropriate for the town square. A park is more appropriate, or in a water fountain.’’
- Mike and
‘‘She is a real stunner. Not really Masterton though. Perfect for wedding venues etc! Solway Park?’’
‘‘In the grounds of a hospital would be good and protected, everyone needs an angel watching over them when they are sick or have sick or injured family.’’
- Greg Bailey Leanne Harding Matthews - Dianne - Robert Mackenzie - Jeffrey John Brice -
‘‘I think that she is beautiful. Such a sad state of our times that the first thought that we all have is of possible vandalism. I see a dome covering, and set in a beautiful flower garden in a slightly private place.
Where people can reflect in semi privacy, remembering loved ones either here, or now gone from their lives. A beautiful and much loved work.’’
‘‘On the new roundabout to be built at Norfolk Rd? Or Queen St where a new mall development might be taking place, in middle of road between Mr Chips & Sushi shop.’’
‘‘Put her on top of the lighthouse at Castle Point , the birds will keep her nice and white too !!!’’
‘‘Could be in the park or under the new Ascension sculpture that would be fitting in a way Angels Ascending.’’
- John Ward
‘‘Yes. Definitely in the town square. Remarkable should be seen and admired by everyone.’’
- Judy Heaps
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Elaine Hurndell’s angel sculpture Grace is looking for a home.