The making of a monument

The creation of the Mother Jones Commemorative Plaque by sculptor Mick Wilkins.

These photos show the creation of the Mother Jones plaque from a simple slab of limestone to the finished memorial complete with bronze image of Mother Jones.    The plaque is the work of talented sculptor Mick Wilkins who is based at the National Sculpture Factory on Albert Road in Cork (formerly the Cork Tramway company offices).

You can see more of Mick’s inspiring work on his website at www.wilkinsart.ie

You will have to wait for the unveiling on August 1st 2012 to see the completed image in situ at John Redmond Street.  We will of course put a photo and photos of the unveiling ceremony on the site when that takes place.

sawing

Mick Wilkins starts work by sawing the limestone slab to the correct size

Sanding
Sanding the limestone plaque

lettering
Lettering – placing the text on the plaque

final text
Text – the lettering is in place

carving the relief image in clay
Carving the relief image in clay

clay relief complete
the image in clay relief before casting

clean bronze image
The bronze image

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