For more than 40 years, John lived within a stone's throw of the imposing tower of All Saints Church, Notting Hill. Since his untimely death in April 2009, permission to erect a piece of sculpture to his memory has been obtained from the church authorities with the kind support of Father John Brownsell, Vicar of All Saints Church. The sculpture will take its place in the newly landscaped courtyard set just behind the church in a spot adjacent to Clydesdale Road.
The sculptor John de Pauley, who has been commissioned to create the piece, describes it as follows: 'The idea for the sculpture comes from Neolithic stone spheres. Their purpose remains a mystery. The geometrical construction is of a Platonic solid, 12 projecting tumescence making an icosahedron. The piece, made from granite, weighs 1 tonne its dimensions being 36" x 36" x 36". The piece is intended to sit on a 3" slab of Portland stone upon which will be an inscription arranged in a circular fashion.'
JOHN MICHELL 1933-2009
WRITER / GEOMETER / NATURAL PHILOSOPHER
An account is to be opened in the name of The John Memorial Sculpture Fund at the Notting Hill branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland details for which follow to those interested in contributing to the fund. It is hoped that the likely total cost of £8,000 (of which £2,500 has already been contributed) will be raised by subscription. Contributions to be received no later than the end of September, following which the sculpture will me installed and a suitable unveiling event arranged.
Contributions can be made in any one of the following ways:
Please make payable to Richard Adams and send to:
The John Michell Memorial Fund, 2 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11 1NN
Sort code 40 05 08
Account no. 91519255
Richard Adams, +44(0) 20 7221 7680 firstname.lastname@example.org
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