Shoppers in Wrexham Town Centre may have noticed something slightly unusual on Friday morning – with many spotting what appeared to be a man sat on a roof.
Yesterday we were contacted by several people who spotted what appeared to be a man sat on the roof of Waterstones on Regent Street.
At a first glance many thought someone had climbed up onto the store front, with one person saying a man had ‘scaled the heights of Wrexham’. However upon closer inspection it became apparent that the figure sitting above was a sculpture.
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The sculpture was later revealed as an art installation of a blind man by Wrexham artist, Markrobla; who in the past has featured similar work across the town centre – including a sculpture of a man with his head in the bin, a sculpture of a homeless man in a hammock and also a sculpture of a soldier symbolising Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
MarkRobla told Wrexham.com: “The sculpture is about how anywhere is a seat/chair to a blind man. I like the at it looks out over the street with his head facing out, he seems confident in his position but fragile in his situation.”
More information on the support available people with sight loss can be found on the RNIB website here.
Thanks to Jan Roberts for sending us the above photo!