Remembered in Bronze by Sean Henry
“Looking at all the films, interviews and footage online about Lewis Marnell, it becomes immediately apparent that he was a totally unique, very talented and modest man – with a very big heart and an incredible ability.
People might have expected me to make a sculpture of him with his skateboard, but the more I read about him, the more I wanted to depict Lewis the man, rather than Lewis the skater.
I found these occasional moments when he is waiting to talk, move or skate, standing with his arms behind his back in a pose of natural grace – a moment of natural humility which lends itself very well to sculpture.
To me, movement in sculpture is a counterintuitive concept. Thankfully though, his wonderful attitude and quite gravity defying boarding is recorded for us all forever in the films."
Made by hand from clay, then cast in bronze and painted, the sculpture of Lewis is an 80cm high prototype-model for a proposed larger sculpture.
Sean Henry exhibits his artwork regularly in London, New York, Sweden, Belgium and Germany. He has sculptures in the National Portrait Gallery, London, as well as in public museums and sculpture parks in the USA, the UK, Sweden and Norway.
For more information see: www.seanhenry.com