I have been asked to create works that are designed to remember, celebrate or commemorate people who have died. These are sensitive pieces that are made in close collaboration with loved ones and friends.
I am very pleased to include here an endorsement of my work by John Nightingale. ‘I should like to recommend the work of Graham Jones a woodcarver who has produced a number of beautiful and imaginative memorials which are suitable for private or public use.”
John Nightingale, Canon Emeritus, Birmingham. Bushbury Cemetery, Wolverhampton.
In 2011 Graham won a sculpture commission from Wolverhampton MBC for a contemplative sculpture as part a of a major new cemetery development in Bushbury. “I was inspired by the brief for this competition and wanted to create a piece of work which would be in sympayhy with the emotions of those who visit. The cemetery is a special place and I wanted to design work which would be both comtemplative and uplifting. Feedback from families has been very touching and the way the sunlight shines on the work creates different reflections from dawn till dusk.” Graham Jones
Private Commission : this was made for Rhys who died at age 21, commissioned by his mother and family.
Spa Centre Theatre Celebrating the life of WENDY who worked at The Spa Centre Theatre Leamington. The carving was made in an existing Cedar tree that had grown too big for the space in among several London Plane trees at the front of the theatre. The life of the tree has become a fitting tribute to the life of Wendy.
Seat Commission by Gynae Cancer Support Group “To Remember Our Friends” – Walsall Hospital 2012