Lissett squadron memorial inspires work of art

The piece of art inspired by the 158 Bomber Command Memorial at Lissett.
The piece of art inspired by the 158 Bomber Command Memorial at Lissett.

A WORK of modern art inspired by the coastline around Bridlington and the 158 Bomber Command Memorial at Lissett has gone on display.

The piece was created by learners currently enrolled on the abstract and modern art class at the Ings Road Adult Education Centre, in Hull.

The artwork takes its inspiration from an educational visit to Sewerby, Flamborough and Lissett.

Tutor Sean Walker said: “The educational visit was to show the rich tapestry of the East Yorkshire countryside, coastline and recognise the history of the area.”

“This really exciting piece of art was created by learners enrolled on an Abstract Art Class at Ings Road Adult Education Centre, showing the coastline from Bridlington to Flamborough Head.

“This 12 canvas piece of abstract art reflects the variety of learner’s skills, abilities and achievements throughout a 10-week course.”

During the course learners developed textures, spatial awareness and created a variety of effects to convey mood and emotion through depth of colour. They studied the coast line whilst drawing from observation and later worked as a group to create the painting.

This piece of artwork further reflects the 158 Bomber Squadron Memorial at Lissett where learners took inspiration from the sculptured figures and the setting, to adapt the sky and the airmen within the clouds.

While working on the artwork, the learners reflected on the 158 memorial motto “Strength In Unity” and a poem featured on the painting was created by a local poet and learner.