A very moving sculpture in Middlesbrough at the moment. You can see it has an effect on everyone who stands before it. The National Monument against violence & aggression is a sight to behold made completely from knives, which have been surrendered to 43 UK police forces. Highlighting the issue of knife crime within the UK.
What really got to me was seeing the engraved knives within the wings of The Knife Angel. Many messages from loved ones who have sadly lost a family member to a knife attack.
Centre Square, Middlesbrough 6th August – 1st September
Middlesbrough, TS1 2PA
You can find out more about making of The Knife Angel here.
The sculpture was made by The British Ironwork Centre. I urge you all to get along and see it whilst it is in the area.