Liz casts spell on art world

Stockport Express - - News -

A CRE­ATIVE medic has had her big break – af­ter win­ning a com­pe­ti­tion for sculp­tures made of left-over plas­ter cast ma­te­rial

Liz Fish, 33, who is an or­thopaedic tech­ni­cian at Step­ping Hill, works at the hos­pi­tal’s frac­ture clinic, fit­ting bro­ken arms and legs with casts.

And she used left overs to make a Mup­pets Christ­mas Carol scene com­plete with Ker­mit, Gonzo and Miss Piggy un­der a Vic­to­rian street­light.

The me­tre-high mas­ter­piece was then sub­mit­ted to the an­nual na­tional com­pe­ti­tion be­tween hos­pi­tals and came out on top.

It in­cludes de­tails such as false eye­lashes for Miss Piggy and Ker­mit wear­ing his own plas­ter cast.

Liz, who com­pleted the sculp­ture in her own time over sev­eral weeks, said: “I’m an art and de­sign geek so really loved do­ing this sculp­ture.

“It’s great to have fun with some­thing that we’d oth­er­wise have to throw away. Ker­mit is hop­ping over to our chil­dren’s ward so they can ad­mire him.”

Last year Liz’s rein­deer sculp­ture was the na­tional run­ner-up.

The UK com­pe­ti­tion is run by BeneCare Med­i­cal who are world­wide providers of hos­pi­tal cast­ing prod­ucts.

Liz Fish, from Step­ping Hill, with her sculp­ture

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