Making of the Statue
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“Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it, my music, I know I will live forever.”Michael Jackson
Mr Al Fayed was a friend of Michael Jackson's and he commissioned the statue on the day he heard that Michael had died.
Our Chairman enlisted the services of his Director of Design, William Mitchell, who explains that it was a combination of carefully considered ideas that helped to form the final dimensions and concept of the finished work.
The depth and diversity of Michael's fabled career meant that much thought had to be given to selecting an era that would best define the man and celebrate his genius. William settled on 'Man In The Mirror', one of the most iconic points of Michael's work. The two-and-a-half tonne granite base is incised with a verse and music from the song.
A mould was created from the clay, then the finished figure was cast from the mould using a special plaster and resin mix. The completed statue is 7ft 6in high and has been finished to a very high standard, receiving two coats of all-weather varnish. Statues are often made of bronze. However a conscious decision was taken to move away from the traditional approach for this commission.