Helaine Blumenfeld OBE: Spirit of Life
2007 | marble | Westferry Circus (exterior) | Art Map reference: A13
In Spirit of Life Helaine wanted to create a sculpture that would connect spirit and optimism that would encourage us to be more open to the possibility of renewal. The sculpture is about reaching upward. Some people see it as an angel, others as a tree of life. But for her it is about the positive power of beauty, of hope and of creation. No longer are monumental sculptures commemorative or religious: they exist only to give identity to a space, to create a place of meaning within a community.