Laser engraved memory of The Great War

The Great War memorial located on London’s Victoria Street. Image courtesy of Lee Simmons

Working alongside British artist and designer Lee Simmons, laser expert Cutting Technologies has played its part in creating a stunning remembrance sculpture.

Lee Simmons approached Yorkshire-based Cutting Technologies as part of his recent project, The Great War Memorial – a sculpture located on London’s Victoria Street next to Westminster City Hall designed to commemorate council employees who fought and died during the First World War.

The memorial, which is made up of 82 shards in Sicilian carrara marble, represents each of the employees of Westminster City Council who lost their lives.

Cutting Technologies was commissioned to engrave the base of the memorial with the names of the council workers who died during the conflict.

Jane Robinson, director and co-founder of Cutting Technologies, said: “The top of the base required large scale laser engraving – as it was 2m in diameter, we are one of the few UK-based laser specialists able to tackle such a job.

“This memorial is a stunning piece of art which will stand for years to come of bravery and comradery which shone through WW1.”

Lee Simmons said: “Faced with a short time frame to deliver the project, we were impressed with the prompt communication, high level of efficiency and quick turnaround speed offered by Cutting Technologies.”

From civic art to privately commissioned centrepieces, Lee Simmons’ work is a synthesis that brings together architecture, art and design.

Cutting Technologies cut and engrave in a variety of materials from wood and plastics to metal and fabric. Its laser engraving equipment is amongst the largest and most technologically advanced in the world.

 

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