Forget a red rose for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Instead, buy a red velvet decoration which will last forever.
East Cheshire Hospice is selling the final pieces of Gathering, a unique installation which was on display at Tatton Park last year.
Demand for the item has already been high with the striking designs adorning many homes and offices.
The hope is that with romance in the air on February 14 it will persuade more people to take up the offer and at the same time treasure memories.
The art work was created by international artist Susie MacMurray as part of Art Fair 2019. She said: “The rich red colour symbolises the body and its preciousness and the barbed wire isn’t about conflict but facing difficulty and struggle.
” The making of this work reflects the whole idea of the piece which is a gathering of people to support each other and treasure memories.”
Individual elements cost £30 with larger arrangements also available. All proceeds support patient care. Elements can be bought from the Hospice on 01625 665692 or via www.gatheringattatton.com/store
Camilla Crockett, the Hospice’s Relationships Manager, said: “Gathering is a unique, meaningful Valentine’s gift.”
“People have been purchasing them because they love the design and the elements are more than just decoration. They have a meaning behind them and provide funds to the Hospice.”
Small sculptures are £500; large sculpture £1,500 and a painted watercolour of Gathering is £225. Each is signed and numbered by the artist.
Gathering in a decorative display.