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Ymir, Grosvenor Park, Chester

Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites


Ymir - Source of the World

Garden for Blind People, Grosvenor Park, Chester. Commissioned by Cheshire County Council and The Chester Civic Trust and part funded by Chester City Council and Manweb Plc


Ymir is a tactile sculpture carved from a block of Portland stone, height 95cms.

The title comes from a Nordic creation myth.The design of the carving was influenced by the comments of a group of blind and partially sighted people who were able to feel a range of sculpture during a day spent with Phil and Diane at Norton Priory Museum and other sites. They also commentated on the maquettte and influenced the design further.

After a few years the sculpture was resited in the park and we were commissioned to make a companion piece Surtr Flames.

© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2013