A 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture has been builr in the UK out of 100,000 donated knives. Inside the impressive statistics is the morbid necessity to remember all the victims fallen to an increasing culture of knife violence and to acknowledge that this is a real problem.
Alfie Radly, the angel’s creator has spent two years designing and building the sculpture, which features police donated knives. These knives were actually used in violent crimes all over England and Wales and some of them have the names of the victims engraved onto the blades. The rest of them came from the British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire, which initiated an amnesty program “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife,” where people donated the knives.
Alfie had to clean and blunt every single one to make sure they can’t inflict any more damage, he told ITV News. Radley is currently running a petition to put the sculpture on Trafalgar square in London.
This is the 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture.
As well as standing 26-foot tall it stands for remembrance and awarens of increasing knife violence in the UK.
It is built from 100,000 donated knives.
Some of the knives were used in real life crimes.
Alfie Radley has spent two years on this project.
And the idea was rejected by the government.
Because they thought that it showed Britain in a bad light.
But Alfie will never give up and wants to put the sculpture on Trafalgar square in London so he can raise more awareness.
If you believe this to be a worthy casue you can help him by signing the petition here