The Angel Gabriel has appeared!
The Crich Willow Weaving Group came together during the first lockdown and started to create a number of artistic pieces (see previous news items relating to the Art Sharing Project). Within a few months of distanced outside working, they agreed to jointly create an uplifting piece for the village.
The Angel Gabriel was the inspiration of their teacher Mogs, with all of the group delighted to contribute. Gabriel now graces the planter on the junction of Bulling Lane and Coasthill as you head up from Crich Market Place.
In daylight the Angel is impressive enough, but is then inspiringly lit after dark.
There has been a huge reaction, with many villagers stopping to take a look. The group commented that:
We are delighted if folks are enjoying the Crich Angel
In January it is hoped that The Angel will find a permanent home in the church.
The planter will then be planting with bulbs by Jordan James to carry on cheering us through the winter.
Look out for more about the Crich Willow Weaving Group in the next edition of Crich Standard