First glimpse of hospital bed sheet artwork coming to Norwich as tribute to coronavirus victims
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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.
“I’m hoping the artwork will help some people with the grieving process,” he added.
MORE: Large installation coming to city park to honour coronavirus victimsIn 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.