Residents of Inglefield Nursing & Residential Home in the West Wight have been so inspired by the huge efforts that local communities have made to keep everyone safe, they are giving something back by creating an outdoor art project to bring cheer.
Those living at the home have created a series of artworks that are going to be placed around Freshwater. They have created 3 pieces of work; painted canvases inspired by the cheerful work of Keith Haring, a series of wooden hearts, fairy doors & mandalas with drawings and messages from the residents, plus a small flock of clay birds which have been hand painted.
Charlotte Willis, Manager of Inglefield, has said:
“We are hoping the art cheers everyone up and we would love it if everyone that finds one of our birds could take a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag #inglefield. While our residents cannot get out and about, we are hoping our birds will fly free and our residents can see where they have been”.
Resident Barbara Parker exclaimed:
“It’s wonderful to feel part of the community and to be able to do something to show how grateful we are for the sacrifices everyone has made”.
Freshwater Parish Councillor Carol Bray has said:
“What a wonderful idea and we are so excited to be part of a project like this which will give everyone that sees it a smile”.
The artworks can be viewed throughout Freshwater in March and April.