Tracey Emin’s monumental sculpture, ‘The Mother,’ has finally arrived in Oslo having been shipped from London in five parts. The sculpture, which honours Tracey Emin’s mother, will sit on Inger Munch’s Pier outside the Munch Museum, and is set to be unveiled early this summer.
We are proud to reveal that Meighs & Westleys played a fundamental role in the project. A specialised and proprietorial moulding and casting process was needed to bring the nine-metre-high 18.2 tonnes sculpture to life from over 100 cast panels. Meighs & Westleys was selected to undertake the project due to its unique process capabilities and capacity to produce large cast panels with thin sections.
Meighs & Westleys produced exceptionally large, thin section, cast bronze panels with a high definition and surface finish. The parts were then expertly assembled and patinated bronze by our customer to match Emin’s design and artistic design brief.
“We were delighted to be able to contribute so much to bringing Tracey Emin’s vision to life,” said Terry King, Foundry Director. “As one of the world’s most trusted and experienced sand-cast component suppliers, this project was an opportunity for us to prove that our bespoke service can handle batches of any size. We look forward to the unveiling of the sculpture and hope it will be enjoyed and appreciated by many.”