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39 – Swallow Lotus
Artist: Saffron Waghorn
Sponsor: Kingston Retail Park Ltd
Location: Kingston Retail Park, HU1 2TR
About the Design:
This Art Deco style moth depicts Amy Johnson’s spiritual calling to fly as free as a migrating bird, from the green landscape of Yorkshire to the hot lands of Australia, represented by the lotus leaf to sunrise aboriginal flag. White lotus reflects purity, liberation from attachment and wisdom, whilst the pink background reflects calm intuition.
About the Artist:
Saffron Waghorn is a sculptor who predominantly works in stone, but enjoys the versatility of other materials. She has twenty years’ experience in public art, occasionally taking on private commissions and running workshops. Saffron is currently exploring her own creative style and interests, and is looking forward to exhibiting her new art in the near future. She describes the Amy Johnson festival as a fun way to celebrate the life of an iconic woman, showing what can be achieved when given an equal opportunity.
About the Sponsor:
Kingston Retail Park is home to some of the best-known brands in family shopping. The shopping area offers a range of outlets including high street fashion, parent and baby, toys as well as home and leisure. Located just south of the city centre, the retail park is easy to access from the A63 and is a short walk from Hull’s main high streets.