Tim Darby embarked on creating a sand sculpture near his home just before Christmas. Titled Go ahead wolf. Make my day, the sculpture is a face off between Red Riding Hood and a villainous Big Bad Wolf.
His partner Shani Graham encouraged interested local children to have a go at sculpting some sand themselves and the whole community came out to see the final creation.
But little did the couple expect that when they returned from a short trip away the sculpture would still be standing.
‘It attracted so much interest,’ Ms Graham said.
‘Even as he was doing it the kids and neighbours came out to see.
‘Workmen, police cars, council workers, they’ve all stopped to take a look.
‘It was great in an informal community way and we met many of our neighbours.’
The pair are interested to see how long the sculpture lasts subject to the elements.
‘Normally when we do these we organise someone to knock away because if we leave them in a more public space they get vandalised pretty quickly,’ Ms Graham said.
– Keep an eye on the Gazette‘s Facebook page where we’ll update the progress, or decomposition, of the sculpture.