A new sculpture by leading contemporary wire sculptor Rupert Till has been unveiled today in the Hampshire village of Whitchurch. Commissioned by design led developer, Bewley Homes, in honour of the former Whitchurch resident and author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, the sculpture depicts five rabbits.
Unveiled by Rosamond Mahony – one of the daughters of Richard Adams – and by Whitchurch town Mayor, Councillor John Buckley, the sculpture was commissioned by Bewley Homes as a focal point for the new community at their Owsla Park development and in recognition of the contribution Richard Adams made, both to Whitchurch as a community as well as to English literature.
Rosamond Mahony, daughter of Richard Adams, comments: “This is a very thoughtful gesture to the memory of my father, who adored living in Whitchurch for many years. I think he would have been very touched.”
Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director of Bewley Homes, adds: “This sculpture is a beautiful focal point for our new home owners. It is a tribute to the genius that was Richard Adams and, as we prepare to obtain planning to start construction on separate development within Whitchurch, one we hope will endure for years to come as well as bring much pleasure to all local residents.”