Emily Davison Sculpture

This sculpture by Anna Turnbull is of Emily Wilding Davison, the suffragette. The work was commissioned by Morpeth Town Council for display in the summer of 2013. It is in Carlisle Park in Morpeth, ready for their entry into Britain in Bloom.
It is woven mainly with Whitton Green Dicks and Dark Dicks. The sash is felted in the suffragette colours, violet, white and green. She is holding 10 felt Calla Lilies. Their cone like flowers are thought to symbolise trumpets heralding victory and lilies are associated with purity, love, death and resurrection. Each flower represents a decade passed since her martyrdom for the suffragette cause. Image by Anna Turnbull

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