PRISM, a moving colourful sculpture has been created for The Worcester Plinth by artist Lizzie Rodriguez in collaboration with the Worcester Snoezelen Centre, a multi-sensory therapy centre in Worcester. Funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund through Worcester City Council, PRISM sets out to capture the colour, vibrancy and happiness of the Snoezey environment.
“PRISM is the first in a series of three sculptures for The Worcester Plinth where a local charity and artist collaborate to reflect or explore the actions of the charity,” said Oliver Carpenter of The Worcester Plinth. “It gives the charity a different way to talk about what it does and, with this one, it has also been an opportunity for lots of people to contribute and support Lizzie’s idea to bring colour, movement and light to the heart of Worcester. These three works will be funded by money given to Worcester City Council by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (a UK Government fund) and we are very appreciative of the City Council team for selecting this project for funding.”
“Worcester Snoezelen is a very special place and we proudly celebrate the 30 years the charity has been developing,” said Jane Roberts, the Centre’s Chief Officer. “Our Plinth sculpture reflects the sensory centre, the colourfulness of our members and the cohesive approach the charity takes to celebrating sensory happiness for all. We hope you like the thousand beautiful ribbons blowing in the breeze created by our members, carers, families, staff and trustees inspired by our imaginative & talented artist Lizzie Rodriguez.” The fifth sculpture to be commissioned and displayed on The Worcester Plinth, PRISM will be displayed on the riverside for around eight weeks and will then find a home displayed around the Worcester Snoezelen’s sensory garden. It is important for the team at The Worcester Plinth team that all the new works we commission have a long term home so they can be enjoyed for many years to come.