Not Forgotten, a Tribute from Chatsworth

Max, Year 13

  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics on painted plinth
  • A4 portrait

This has been designed to celebrate people who throughout it’s history have silently contributed to the upkeep and beauty of the house and to recognise their hard work, dedication and service.

While researching Chatsworth, it’s people and history I was aware that much of the art work on display pays homage to the Devonshire family and ancestry and I wanted to redress this with a contemporary bust on a plinth. To do this, I sculpted a self-portrait bust in clay and decorated the plinth with a collage of influential figures, artworks and objects I viewed during my visit. The plinth supports the head in recognition of their contribution.

Overall, I hope to promote the strong relationships between family and workers that are necessary to make Chatsworth one of the most beautiful homes in the country.