This is a collaborative project between artist Mark Gregory and Dartmouth Academy, commissioned by Dartmouth Mayflower 400. Mark has created a sculpture of a figure representing a Pilgrim, crafting the framework out of galvanised steel. Mark and Nicola Perrott led workshops at the Academy, when students created images inspired by the Mayflower story and transferred them onto copper panels, using the repoussé method. These have been attached to the framework to create various areas of the sculpture.
The sculpture now stands proudly on the South Embankment, and has been under planted with grasses to provide a context for the figure. It is a point of interest along Dartmouth’s Mayflower Heritage Trail, and is an attractive and informative addition to the Embankment. Thanks to everyone that was involved in this creative project!