La Vita è Bella sculpture was conceived during the lockdown in Italy . I was so moved and inspired by the courageous work of the critical care doctors and nurses who were treating Covid-19 patients that I wanted to honour them.
Due to strict travel restrictions I was unable to get to my studio in Pietrasanta for almost three months so I sketched this and started work as soon as lockdown was lifted.
This is the making of it.
Waiting for the molten bronze to be poured into the mould
“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.” Barack Obama