Donald Trump turned to stone by sculptor Harry Gray as he holds public art day at Homerton Gardens
PUBLISHED: 11:38 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:38 13 May 2018
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Artist also unveils stunning new works on site of former Cambridge firm Rattee and Kent
Turning Donald Trump to stone is something that has crossed the minds of many around the world since the American President has been in power (and some were probably thinking about it before that).
That opportunity presented itself on Saturday May 5 when artist Harry Gray – not Medusa – was part of a public art day at Homerton Gardens in Purbeck Road.
Harry has – among other creations – been carving stone gargoyles of the leader of the free world, and at the weekend he was helping people with their own unique designs as they tried their hand at carving stone.
However, he was also at the gardens to unveil his new works that celebrate stonework in Cambridge. One is a bronze compass, the other a set of measuring callipers.
“The two sculptures are on the former site of Rattee and Kent, a Cambridge firm famous for its fine stone restoration of the colleges and important historic buildings throughout the UK,” he explained.
Harry used to work at Rattee and Kent, which he describes as giving him his big break, allowing him to create items in stone that would otherwise have been beyond his reach.
The commissioned artworks took two years and include references to some of the stone work the firm produced and can still be seen around the city today.