Where would you put an an­gel?

Wairarapa News - - FRONT PAGE -

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

Wairarapa News


Do you feel strongly about an is­sue in your com­mu­nity or have some­thing to say about your town? Con­tact us: piers.fuller@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz or write to: Wairarapa News, PO Box 902, Master­ton. Please in­clude your name and con­tact num­ber. No anony­mous let­ters will be ac­cepted.


Elaine Hurn­dell’s an­gel sculp­ture Grace is look­ing for a home.

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