The ‘Knife Angel’ sculpture is formed of more than 100 000 knives that have been handed over to 43 police stations across the UK. The 27 ft high sculpture was constructed to raise awareness about the impact of knife crime, becoming a symbol against violence and aggression. It will also be used to highlight the work of the #NoMoreKnives campaign in Liverpool.
The company has donated 2 t of StrikeTM performance concrete to the project. This will be used as the base of the sculpture.
“This work of art serves a great purpose in highlighting the effects of knife crime, not only in Liverpool, but across the country,” said Andrew Knight, North West Territory Sales Manager for Aggregate Industries. “We are delighted to have donated materials to create the base of the sculpture while it is in Liverpool. As the entire project – from constructing the angel itself – had to be completed in one week, Strike was the ideal choice of concrete thanks to its fast setting properties.”
Designed by artist Alfie Bradley, the sculpture took more than a year to build and has been at the British Ironwork Centre for two years before its move to Liverpool Cathedral. The sculpture will remain at the cathedral until 31 January 2019.
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