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Carved Oak Bench for outside A&E, Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, with the Gypsy / Traveller unit at Pembroke School.
Following on from the success of the Priory Project bench, Jane Whalley, Equality and Diversity Officer at the Hywel Dda Health Board commissioned a bench to be sited outside the Accident and Emergency department at Withybush Hospital. We worked with a group of four teenage boys in the Gypsy/Traveller unit at Pembroke School to design and carve the bench.
We looked at traditional Gyspy woodcarvings and imagery, drew out the chosen designs on acetate and projected them on to the Oak planks to arrange the scale and composition.
Marked out on to the timber and began carving away the background area.
Around the edge of the design we carved good health wishes in Welsh, Romany and English

‘Pob lwc a lechyd da’
‘Kushti sastipen ta kushti bok’
‘Luck and Health’

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