David Graham

‘I am Head of Creative Arts at an all girls’s school in Liverpool. I specialise in Graphic Design but experiment with a wide range of other 2D, 3D and digital media including costume, film and yarn-bombing.

I first came across the Wild In Art public sculpture trails when the Superlambananas appeared on the streets of my hometown to celebrate Liverpool becoming the 2008 European Capital of Culture. Since then , I have designed and created a baron for the Baron’s Charter in Salisbury, an owl for The Big Hoot in Birmingham, a pig for The Pigs Gone Wild trail in Ipswich and more. I have a number of sculptures appearing for the first time across the country this summer as well.

The ‘Sitting With Jane’ Book Benches particularly appealed to me as I was keen to celebrate the English heritage associated with Austen as well as the characters of her female characters. My bench designs are in stark contrast to each other; ‘Shall We Dance’ reflects on the history of architecture, music and dance with a limited palette of sombre colours, whilst ‘Girl Power!’ will hopefully catch the eye of a younger audience due to its bright colours and depiction of Austen’s characters as members of a girl band, each with their own unique qualities.’

David Graham