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Local sculptor captures loss of contact in Covid times

Apr 16, 2021 15:04 By News Northern Sound
Local sculptor captures loss of contact in Covid times Local sculptor captures loss of contact in Covid times
Credit: Marie Smith Sculpture Facebook page
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The sculpture, which has been turned into a framed wall art version, features two people sharing a "heartfelt hug".

A Cavan sculptor says she hopes her work will allow people to remember the hardship of the pandemic in a "positive and hopeful way".

When Marie Smith was asked by Cootehill Arts Festival to sum up in one word what the first covid-19 lockdown meant to her, she replied with "contact" - because our contact with one another had been taken away.

This inspired a sculpture called "The Hug", which features two people "sharing a heartfelt hug".

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It's now been turned into a wall art version, which is being sent to people all over the world, and Marie spoke to Northern Sound about what people have been gaining from the artwork:

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