Creating a critical care ward nurse sculpture

Hi I’m Paul Digby, a Leeds based sculptor.  Over the next three years I am leading a three-part project called to commemorate the critical care of so many COVID patients by NHS staff during the Pandemic and how they are now Looking to the Future.

The first part of the project will be to work with a nurse from Jimmy’s (St James’s) Hospital in Leeds to create a life-size sculpture of her in full PPE, capturing a time when the nation relied so heavily on our nursing, public sector and frontline staff.    The finished sculpture will tour different communities in Leeds as the second part of the project and finally have a permanent home in a public space in Leeds city centre from 2023.

The overall cost of creating this art and engaging communities throughout the project will be £25,000. I am looking to crowdfund the first 10% of this sum over the next three months to start work on the project.

Creating a sculpture has many different parts to it and I will be producing an exclusive monthly update for my supporters to let you know what is happening with the project, how your support is helping to make this a reality and provide insights into the journey of a sculpture from the idea through to the finished art-work.

Keep in touch with this project and, in particular, see my work capturing the role of the Emergency Services in sculpture and drawing through  Find more of my work through my Instagram account @pj.digby

  • Lucy Fountain 
    • £25 
    • 1 d
  • Julie Scholefield 
    • £20 
    • 3 d
  • Jane Bhoyroo 
    • £25 
    • 4 d
  • Jane McGeeney 
    • £15 
    • 4 d
  • Andrew Taylor 
    • £10 
    • 5 d
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Paul Digby 
Leeds, UK
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