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“Homage to Chernobyl” by Paul Bothwell Kincaid

This sculpture is alongside the Abbey and Chapter House ruin

“Homage to Chernobyl” by Paul Bothwell Kincaid

Carved from red sandstone 

In 1985 a nuclear reactor exploded in Chernobyl in Russia with devastating results. A poisonous cloud of radioactive gas poured out into the surrounding town and countryside and eventually drifted as far as North Wales. The human and environmental damage from this fall out was enormous, and still has consequences for all who came in to contact with the deadly radioactive gas. The sculpture shows in its form how the radioactivity has changed lives and environments, emanating from the reactor core. In its position in the Park it is a stark reminder to all of us that we must nurture and cherish our natural environment otherwise it will become unrecognisable and untenable. The broken arches and remnants of the Abbey such as the Chapter House are a metaphor for decay and neglect and how we need to cherish and nurture our environment as well as improve and modernise.

This sculpture is alongside the Abbey and Chapter House ruin

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