Liz casts spell on art world
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