First glimpse of hospital bed sheet artwork coming to Norwich as tribute to coronavirus victims
PUBLISHED: 16:51 29 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:12 29 August 2020
An artist has unveiled an NHS-inspired installation made from hospital bed sheets as a memorial to those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Memoriam has been created by artist Luke Jerram from 120 sheets and will be in Chapelfield Gardens from Friday, September 4 to Sunday, September 6.
The artwork “commemorates all the people we have lost and is also a tribute to all the NHS and key workers”, the artist said.
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“I’m hoping the artwork will help some people with the grieving process,” he added.
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In Memoriam has gone on display outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Woolwich Common in London this weekend before it moves to Norwich, Newbury and Bournemouth.
Mr Jerram said: “There’s been a lot of grief. The country is in a grieving process. I’m hoping this artwork may be of use to people to contemplate the pandemic but also to help with the bereavement.”
He said he bought the bed sheets - which resemble a medical cross logo from the air - and “stitched” them up.
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