Location: Boating Pond, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 7PT. The Big Hop Art Trail with CLAN Cancer Support.
The Big Hop Trail will take the public on another cultural tour of the north-east and the islands from July to September 2023 with hare sculptures. The trail coincides with Clan’s 40th anniversary, with the hares being the focal point to celebrate the charity’s commitment to supporting people affected by cancer.
Step into a world of wonder with ImaginHare, a captivating sculpture that stands as a testament to the power of imagination. Crafted using a blend of acrylic paint, spray paint, and Posca pens, this artwork is a fusion of various artistic techniques. The careful selection of different shades of blues, reminiscent of the vast night sky, sets the stage for an exploration of cosmic possibilities.
Bold black lines guide the eye through an array of planets, stars, and abstract shapes, inviting viewers to embark on a visual journey that mirrors the boundless horizons of our creative minds. But it's the addition of glitter that truly transforms this piece into a mesmerising spectacle. As sunlight hits the surface, ImaginHare comes alive, casting a spell of happiness and igniting a spark of inspiration in those who behold it.
The sculpture is an embodiment of the artist's intention to evoke joy and curiosity in the hearts of onlookers. It serves as a reminder that imagination knows no bounds and encourages all of us to reconnect with the simple wonder we once felt as children, daring us to envision the extraordinary in the everyday.
"We chose the hare sculpture as they are an indigenous animal found in all parts of Clan’s geography. Much like our clients during their cancer journey, hares have to navigate rough and difficult terrain in order to survive. They are also adaptable, like our services team who deliver support to anyone affected by cancer."
- CLAN Cancer
The public's reaction
People have loved visiting ImaginHare at the Boating Pond in Turriff. The sculpture stands out in the location nicely and as you can see from the photos below, ImaginHare is loved by locals and visitors. Please tag @mrasingh when sharing your photo of ImaginHare.
Aberdeenshire pupils have hopped into action to bring this summer’s public art trail to life with bright colours and a pinch of creativity. Elspeth Birnie and Josephine Crowe, both eight, got the chance to get their hands dirty and let their imagination loose on the blank canvas for The Big Hop trail.
The pupils from New Deer Primary School joined award-winning artist MrASingh as he began to transform his hare sculpture ImagineHare for Clan Cancer Support. This was covered by The Press and Journal newspaper and online.
"While a bit nervous at the start, Elspeth and Josephine were “really excited” to grab a brush and immerse themselves in painting the hare in sky-blue colours"
- Denny Andonova, P&J Newspaper
Partnering with my sculpture sponsor
The sculpture is sponsored by The Good Sleep Company, a small business based in Banff and run by the Bernie Family. A special shoutout to Scott Birnie.
"We're delighted to be sponsoring 'ImagineHare' which will be at Turriff boating pond. It’s wonderful to see the pictures of all the families standing beside them, knowing that this is something you’re part of."
Place your bid for a chance to take home your favourite hare and raise funds for Clan Cancer Support. The event will take place at the Music Hall in Aberdeen and will also be available online for those that wish to take part from further afield.
Where: Music Hall in Aberdeen
When: 18th September 2023
Online bidding: click here
Location: Boating Pond, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 7PT.
Client: The Good Sleep Company
Materials - Fiberglass sculpture. Acrylic, spray paint, metallic paint, glitter and resin varnish
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