Location: ICE Gallery, Windsor, 2019.
The Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead was a public art event in 2019, featuring a giant pride of individually decorated, super-sized lion and cub sculptures displayed across the Royal Borough. The trail celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, bringing colour, fun and art to the streets and to raise funds for local charities.
LifeLion pays homage to the lions of Africa in support of conservation and the protection of these magnificent beasts.
The colour scheme is inspired by the beautiful Maasai Mara, Serengeti sunset using vibrants shades of yellows, oranges and pink to create a warmth of pride within. The artist MrASingh uses his well known style of intricate ink art to create an African nature inspired design merging floral patterns with geometric lines.
This connection between the two styles symbolises the connection we aim for between humans and animals, showing respect and coexistence alike.
The reaction from the public
#LifeLion was loved by so many people! There were so many selfies, messages and even met a few locals when I was painting the sculpture in the gallery.
The final sculpture
Thousands of residents and visitors from around the world followed their trail maps on a journey of discovery across the region and the stunning pride was auctioned by Christie's and BBC Radio 4 panelist Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE