Award-winning figurative sculptor and Fellow of the RSA, Hazel Reeves FRSA, is set to unveil her statue of the great railway engineer Sir Nigel Gresley at King’s Cross station, London on the 5th April 2016.
Commissioned by the Gresley Society Trust, Hazel, who lives in Brighton, is putting the finishing touches to her stunning 7ft 4in likeness in bronze of the celebrated designer.
“Sir Nigel Gresley designed steam engines that pushed boundaries of both speed and elegance of design; I hope that my statue of this great engineer helps ensure his achievements are re-discovered and celebrated for generations to come.”
Gresley’s Flying Scotsman was recently seen by thousands of fans as it travelled the East Coast Mainline, from King’s Cross to York, following ten years of restoration.
Another of his famous steam engines is Mallard, which set an unbroken speed record of 126mph in 1938.
Hazel's statue will be unveiled on the 75th anniversary of Gresley’s death on Tuesday April 5 at 11am on the Western Concourse at King’s Cross station, London.
(Sculptor Hazel Reeves in her studio, with the clay Sir Nigel Gresley, photograph by Andy Fallon).