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'Frozen Beauty' Imp sculpture, Lincolnshire

Location: High Street, Lincoln 2021. Imp Trail

Lincoln BIG are incredibly excited to introduce the third sculpture trail which will run during the summer of 2021 across Lincoln city centre. This is a mass participating public art event to celebrate, Lincoln, its art, culture and heritage.

Lincoln is famous for so many things but we want people to know about the IMP. The people of Lincoln resonate with the IMP, children have fun with the cheeky chappy, the football club has it as their emblem and the IMP resides in Lincoln Cathedral.

The process

The sculpture is inspired by Lincoln Cathedral’s stunning stained glass windows. The design is made up of stained glass style with vibrant colours, bold black lines and patterns while showing a sunrise and sunset image on the front and back.

I went one step further with this design where I made the imp ‘disappear’ using the shapes. If you look at the sculpture straight on from a certain angle, all the shapes align! This was a little tricky but it worked beautifully!

“The third sculpture trail which ran during the summer and spring of 2021 across Lincoln city centre. This was a mass participation public art event to celebrate Lincoln, its art, culture and heritage."

The reaction from the public

#FrozenBeauty Imp was really well received by the public and they shared lots of photos across social media. A few of my favourites below.

The final sculpture


Name: Frozen Beauty

Location: High Street (House of Fraser)

Organisers: Lincoln Business improvement Group

Client: Lincoln Business Club

Materials: Fiberglass sculpture. Acrylic paint

Charity: St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Related hashtags: #IMPtrail #FrozenBeauty


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