Dr Paul Stewart visited the Sunrise of Chorleywood care home recently to unveil an underwater-themed artwork that was created by residents.
The BAFTA nominated producer, who was a camera man on BBC’s Planet Earth series unveiled the artwork during an official ceremony.
The work was named ‘Hearts of the Ocean’ which is a 3D paper mâché creation.
The project began when maintenance manager, Patrick Maher, came up with the idea for an art piece and consulted with all the residents to decide what the theme for their creativity-enhancing project could be.
Sixty of the residents at Sunrise of Chorleywood, in both Assisted Living and the Memory Care Neighbourhood helped to create the masterpiece on a large canvas. It took two months of hard work to complete.
The paper mâché aspect was very challenging, and residents showed incredible artistic skills in completing the piece to such a high standard, some of the paper mâché features included sea turtles, fish and seaweed.
Olive, a resident at Sunrise of Chorleywood who took part in the art project, said: “We were amazed to see the culmination of the Hearts of the Ocean Artwork project – it’s professionalism is an achievement and we hope to be given another opportunity to be involved.
Patrick Maher, maintenance manager at Sunrise of Chorleywood, said: “We are so proud of all residents for producing an incredible piece of artwork. They poured their hearts into this project and you can really tell from the fantastic finished piece.”