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Urban (The Lovely People)
Urban (The Lovely People)
Urban (The Lovely People)
Urban (The Lovely People)
Urban (The Lovely People)
Urban (The Lovely People)

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'Urban' is one of seven sculptures in the series 'The Lovely People'. Made from contrasting materials, with bronze bodies and bright red heart heads, the sculptures immortalise inspiring people from Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Each represents not only the city being at the heart of England, but its passion, positivity, pride, compassion and unity. Positioned as though welcoming guests to The Cube, ‘Urban’ represents the difficulties of facing adversity, as well as the triumphs of overcoming these to create a better life. The inspiration for 'Urban' was Lee Fortnam, who faced troubles throughout his early life, but with the help of The Prince’s Trust went on to begin a successful career as a Corgi registered gas and plumbing engineer – later becoming an ambassador for the charity.

Urban (The Lovely People)





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