A sculptor has moved visitors of Slimbridge churchyard in Gloucestershire by creating a powerful exhibition within a cemetery.
“Ghostlike” sculptures of solidiers who died in World War One stand over their graves in a scene which has moved people to tears.
Jackie Lantelli, the artist behind the sculptors created them out of chicken wire to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war as she has always been passionate about remembering on Remembrance Day.”
She said “It’s 100 years and I thought we ought to do something special,” she said.
“I make wire sculptures of fairies, and I had the idea that I could make some wire soldiers that look ghostlike with a very thin layer of chicken wire.”
The 11 sculptures represent fallen soldiers from the village and are placed at the foot of the men’s graves.
The scultures have reportedly caused people to become very emotional.
“It’s not just a name on a grave any more. You’ve got an actual physical thing, and it makes you think this was actually a person.”
People wishing to see the sculptures in person will have until Monday evening at St John the Evangelist Church in Slimbridge.