Hazel Reeves - Sir Nigel Gresley statue
Bronze statue of Sir Nigel Gresley commissioned for King’s Cross Station
The eminent railway engineer (1876-1941), designed the record-breaking steam locomotives, Flying Scotsman and Mallard. The 7ft 4in bronze will be unveiled on the new Western Concourse, adjacent to his former offices, at 11am on the 5 April 2016. This marks the 75th anniversary of Gresley’s death.
I have followed traditional techniques to ensure the highest artistic quality: building a strong armature to size and hand-building the clay sculpture. In line with Rodin’s methods, I sculpted the unclothed figure first, using a model. The Gresley statue was commissioned by the Gresley Society Trust and is currently being cast by Bronze Age Sculpture Casting Foundry in London.