Having been commissioned by the Club to deliver a bust of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Garry McBride, the owner of Monumental Icons, feels it is a poignant time to not only remember and celebrate the life of Leicester City’s late chairman but also to acknowledge his commitment to supporting good causes.
“The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation, which continues to work towards short and long-term solutions to help those in need, is a testament to the man and how he used the power of football to make a difference to so many lives,” commented Garry.
“Three years on from the tragic helicopter accident when Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, pilot Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz were all killed in the crash, every one at Monumental Icons still feels honoured that we were involved in the creation of a bust of Vichai.”
“And we knew we had created something special when Susan Whelan, chief executive of Leicester City, remarked: It’s so lifelike, it’s as if he is here in the room with us today.”
Exactly one year after the launch of a Crowdfunder appeal, the Jack Leslie Campaign has announced that Monumental Icons and our sculptor Andy Edwards has won the bid to design and produce a statue of Jack Leslie
Whilst Monumental Icons’ own sculptor, Andy Edwards, has been responsible for creating activist Frederick Douglass, boxer Muhammad Ali, footballer Pelé and artist/actor Paul Leroy Robeson, findings in a BBC study within the UK were far from conclusive.
We always advocate that each piece we create needs to have far more relevance than simply being a statue that commemorates a person or a moment in time.