We Will Rise

We Will Rise

The Details

Name: We Will Rise

Location: George Street Bandstand

Created by: Anne-Marie Byrne

Sponsor: London Luton Airport Ltd

Design Inspiration

We Will Rise by Anne-Marie Byrne demonstrates how proud Luton is of its diversity and how, over the years, it’s become home to people from all over the world. The phoenix celebrates the rebirth of both the town itself and the individuals who have built new lives here. The dark smoky earth around the elephant’s feet represents the old lives that people have left behind, for whatever reason. Interestingly, the dark colour used is a special paint called Scorched Earth, which is created using ash collected from Kurdish fields in Iraq, where people’s crops were burnt. ‘From these ashes, hope and kindness rise’.

Big Trunk Trail Luton 2021

Big Trunk Trail Luton 2021