Statues

Become a Patron to the Arts and help us erect nine replicas of existing statues and 24 new commissions commemorating a wide spectrum of important people and events.

  • You would be sponsoring the design, creation, delivery and installment of the bronze statue(s) and its plinth or surroundings (e.g. well, arch, wall).
  • A plaque will be included dedicated to the memory of your family or ancestor.

Prices will be added once all factors of design, creation, shipping, and installment have been considered. You can temporarily reserve an item while you wait for us to work things out. No obligation, but it prevents something you love from being taken.

Statues – Honouring Key Historical Figures & Events

The following statues are all replicas of existing statues:

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I Give You Living Water
By Angela Johnson

Life size depiction of the Saviour and the Woman at the Well.
Message: He is the Living Water

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Lazarus Come Forth
By Angela Johnson

Life size depiction of the Saviour, Mary, Martha & Lazarus.

Message:  Death comes to us all, but so does life eternal.  In raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life.”

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his-gathering

His Gathering
By Angela Johnson

Life size depiction of the Saviour with chickens.

Message: the Gathering – spiritual and physical.

“how often would I have gathered you even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings and ye would not.”

This is My Beloved Son
By Angela Johnson

Depiction of the First Vision
L 37” x D 37” x H 53”

Message: He Lives.  The Living Water continues… Restoration.  God still speaks.  He is not dead, nor doth He sleep.
The Living Water stream reappears here.

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Bronze sculpture plaque located on the plinth of the above.

After Darkness Light
Bronze sculpture plaque located on the plinth of the above.

Post tenebras lux
After darkness Light

Emigrants
By Dennis Smith

Life size depiction of a family of Emigrants.
H 96” W 52” D 50”

Message:  Emigration of British converts to Zion.

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the-readers

The Readers
By Dennis Smith

Life size depiction of Male and Female readers
They will feature in front of a new commission of stained glass window depicting important English Bible moments.
H 66” – 72”

Message:  Bible written in our own tongue.

Brigham Young
by Kraig Varner

Depiction of Brigham Young on stone plinth.
Featured alongside Joseph Smith & John Taylor
H 23”  W7”  D 12.5”

Engraving below:
“We believe that the Lord has been preparing that when he should bring forth his work, that, when the set time should fully come, there might be a place upon his footstool where sufficient Liberty of conscience should exist, that His saints might dwell in peace.”

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joseph-smith

Joseph Smith
by Kraig Varner

Depiction of Joseph Smith on stone plinth.
Featured alongside John Taylor & Brigham Young
H 18” W 4” D 8”

Engraving below:
“I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two personages, and they did in reality speak to me; and though I was hated and persecuted for saying I had seen a vision, yet it was true… For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it.”

Statues

New Commissions

Bertha’s Hope
By Angela Johnson

– Queen Bertha sitting with her hand on a bible

Like Esther in the Old Testament or Abish in the Book of Mormon, Bertha (c.565-601) sat quietly nurturing her Faith waiting for the perfect time to introduce her pagan husband, King Aethelbert of Kent (c.560-616), to Christianity.  He was the first English King to convert and the Anglo Saxon people followed his example by the thousands.

“Go and preach”

A two part statue!

The First is two lollards in monks clothing preaching.

The Second part – same size/style – is two modern missionaries.

The first is situated in the Reformers section. The second is near the end of the wall.

On the Lollard statue:

“Go and preach, it is the sublimest work, but imitate not the priests whom we see after the sermon sitting in the ale houses, or at the gaming table or wasting their time in hunting. After your sermon is ended go you visit the sick, the aged, the poor, the blind, and the lame, and succour them according to your ability.” John Wycliffe

On the modern missionaries:
“shall we not go on in so great a cause?” Doctrine and Covenants 128:22

“Like a new star”

 

In between Dennis Smith’s statues of two readers is a printed page with a small model of Johannes Gutenberg’s (1398-1468) printing press next to it.

“Let us break the seal which seals up holy things and give wings to Truth in order that she may win every soul… Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams the most abundant and most marvellous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men.

Through it, God will spread His word; like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light hithertofore unknown to shine among men.”

“Let in the Light”

 

 

Depicts a large, open King James Bible with the quote from the King James on one page and James 1:5-6 on the opposite.

“How shall men meditate in that which they cannot understand? How shall they understand that which is kept close in an unknown tongue?

Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place.”

Preface to the King James Bible – 1611

“One small candle”

 

 

 

Depicts the Mayflower.  Either 3d model of the boat or a wall plaque with the quote:

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many.” William Bradford (1590-1657)

The Reformers Series

A series of five reformer busts or maquettes – all of the same size and style

You will be sponsoring the design, creation, delivery and installation of one bust.

You will also be sponsoring the stone plinth which will display the reformers’s name, dates and a quote beneath them.

You can dedicate the bust to the memory of your family or ancestor.

The Morning Star

Depicts John Wycliffe

1330-1384

Morning Star of the Reformation.

“I believe that in the end truth will conquer.”

“A boy that driveth the the plough”

By  Angela Johnson

Depicts William Tyndale

1494-1536

“If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of the scripture, than he doust.”

“I wish”

Depicts Desiderius Erasmus

1466-1536

Not British but his stay in Cambridge was very influential

“I could wish that all women should read the Gospel and St. Paul’s epistles. I wish the farm worker might sing parts of them at the plough and the weaver might hum them at the shuttle, and the traveller might beguile the weariness of the way by reciting them.”

“Here I stand”

Depicts Martin Luther

1483-1546

– not a British reformer but had great influence on the British reformers.

“I am bound by the scriptures I have quoted… I cannot and I will not retract anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. I cannot do otherwise.   Here I stand. God help me.”

In the Majority

Depicts John Knox

1510-1572

“A man with God is always in the majority.”

Seekers of Light

This series of busts are all of a similar size and style as the reformers series above including name, dates, and quote beneath the bust.

There is one

Depicts George Fox

1624-1691

“I had forsaken the priests, so I left the separate preachers also, and those esteemed the most experienced people; for I saw there was none among them all that could speak to my condition.   And when all hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could tell what to do, then, oh then, I heard a voice which said, “There is one, even Christ Jesus,

that can speak to my condition”; and when I heard it my heart did leap for joy.”

“The World is my Parish”

Depicts John Wesley

1703-1791

“God in scripture commands me, according to my power, to instruct the ignorant, reform the wicked, confirm the virtuous. Man forbids me to do this in another’s parish; that is, in effect, to do it at all; seeing that I have no parish of my own, nor probably ever shall. Whom then shall I hear? Suffer me now, tell you my principles in this matter. I look upon all the world as my parish.”

“Thus Saith the Lord”

By Kraig Varner

Depicts John Taylor

1808-1887

Created in the same style as Kraig’s depiction of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith

“They groped, as it were, in the dark, with a portion of the Spirit of God…with all their desires to do good, they did not and could not restore the gospel of the Son of God. None of them was able to say, Thus Saith the Lord.”

“Did you not understand?”

Life size statue.

Depicts Heber C. Kimball composing himself after leaving Chatburn and Downham.

He is by a dry stone wall sitting on a stile with his hat in his hands.   He is made of bronze, but the wall is a proper dry stone wall.

The Living Water stream which has run through the Cloud of Witnesses monument and remerged at the First Vision statue now runs near Heber’s feet. His face and hands are wet from having bathed his eyes.

“When I left them, my feelings were such as I cannot describe. As I walked down the street I was followed by numbers; the doors were crowded by the inmates of the house to bid me farewell, who could only give vent to their grief in sobs and broken accents. While contemplating this scene I was constrained to take off my hat, for felt as if the place was holy ground. The Spirit of the Lord rested down upon me and I was constrained to bless that whole region of country…

My heart was like unto theirs, and I thought my head was a fountain of tears, for I wept for several miles after I bid them adieu. I had to leave the road three times to go to streams of water to bathe my eyes.”   Heber C. Kimball

Did you not understand it? That is a place where some of the old prophets travelled and dedicated that land, and their blessing fell upon you.” Joseph Smith to Heber C. Kimball

Cloud of Witnesses

A set of four wall reliefs representing four sets of martyrs.

The key figure emerges out of the panel with others featured in the relief.

Displayed around the Cloud of Witnesses monument among the rocks and columns.

“I worship and adore…”

Alban coming out of the relief with his fellow martyrs in the background.

Includes Alban’s words while being tortured “I worship and adore the true and living God who created all things.”

Depicts Alban, Amphibalus, Julius, and Aaron – the first known British Christian Martyrs.   Alban (c 300AD) was the first. He had been converted by a priest called Amphibalus.   Alban dressed himself as a priest to protect Amphibalus from Roman soldiers who dragged Alban away and murdered him.  Amphibalus continued his ministry converting many more including Julius and Aaron – all three were martyred for their faith in 304AD.

We shall this day light such a candle…”

Ridley and Latimer tied back to back on a stake, firewood around their feet, little sacks of gunpowder around their neck. The back panel shows Thomas Cranmer bound and watching from the sidelines.  Also depicts their trial in the Divinity School in Oxford and displays the ‘candle’ quote.

Depicts the burning of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley – English Reformation martyrs.

King Henry VIII  and his heir King Edward had successfully broken England’s religious ties with Rome. When Queen Mary came to the throne she ruthlessly tried to reverse those decisions and return the nation to the Catholic cradle.   Three Protestant clergy – Thomas Cranmer (Archbishop of Canterbury), Nicholas Ridley (Bishop of London), and Hugh Latimer (Bishop of Worcester) – were put on a show trial in Oxford and condemned to death.  Ridley and Latimer were the first to be executed.  As they burned Latimer said to Ridley, “Be of good comfort, and play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.”

“Hallowed by thy name…”

Front figure is widow Smith who was burnt alone. Back relief shows the six men and the children forced to testify against their parents by reciting the Lord’s Prayer in English.

Depicts six men, one woman: Robert Hatchets – shoemaker, Mistress smith – widow, Archer – shoemaker, Hawkins – shoemaker, Thomas Bond – shoemaker, wrigsham – glover, Landsdale – hosier all burnt at the stake in Coventry for teaching their children the Lord’s Prayer and 10 commandments in English.

“If God be on our Side…”

Front figure is William Tyndale at the stake. Back relief is him translating the bible on the left, and Joseph smith reading the English Bible on the right and quotes.

William Tyndale fled to Belgium to continue his translation of the Bible into English. He was betrayed and burnt at the stake as a heretic. His dying words were “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes.”   Shortly after king Henry VIII decreed that all churches should have an English Bible. His translation was so good that translators later used large chunks of his work directly into the King James version. He said “If God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us.”

Christus

By Bertel Thorvaldsen

STATUE of Christus or similar situated at the far end of the Martyr’s monument.

FRONT PLINTH: “I will not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands”    Isaiah 49:15-16

SIDE PLINTH:     “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of Him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of Him: That He lives!”     Joseph Smith

The Road to Zion

“The Pick and Flower”

By Angela Johnson

Bust of Charles Dickens alongside the Pick and Flower emigrant quote

Now, I have seen emigrant ships before this day in June. And these people are so strikingly different from all other people in like circumstances whom I have ever seen, that I wonder aloud, ‘What WOULD a stranger suppose these emigrants to be!’

‘A stranger would be puzzled to guess the right name for these people, Mr. Uncommercial,’ says the captain.

‘Indeed he would.’

‘If you hadn’t known, could you ever have supposed–?’

‘How could I! I should have said they were in their degree, the pick and flower of England.’

‘So should I,’ says the captain.

… I went on board their ship to bear testimony against them if they deserved it, as I fully believed they would; to my great astonishment they did not deserve it; and my predispositions and tendencies must not affect me as an honest witness. I went over the Amazon’s side, feeling it impossible to deny that, so far, some remarkable influence had produced a remarkable result, which better known influences have often missed.”

“All is Well”

Depicts William Clayton

Include Wagon train, and lyrics to Come, come ye saints

“Come, come ye Saints”

Some must Push

By Leroy Transfield

Depicts handcart pioneers

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

“My Face Towards Zion”

By Leroy Transfield

Depicts Mary Murray Murdoch

1782-1856

Mary, 73 years old, was part of the ill-fated Martin handcart company. Her dying words were “Tell John I died with my face towards Zion.”

“For my soul delighteth”

Depicts a child singing.

“For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.”

Doctrine and Covenants 25:12

On the Isles of The Sea

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