About Masquerade

It’s not always easy being in the spotlight, so Shaun has donned a colourful disguise! His design is loosely based on a butterfly to symbolise transformation. Historically, masquerade masks were worn at carnivals to hide a person’s identity, and different colours were used to express freedom of speech, without judgement.

Artist Laura Bowden used to love making her own costumes at art college and has always wanted to host a traditional Masquerade Ball. With this in mind, she created this intriguing design for Shaun. Laura lives in Exeter and loves using acrylics, especially bright colours and metallics.

About this sculpture

Created by: Laura Bowden

Sponsored by: Barbara McDowell

Location: Dyke Road Park

Bus Routes: 27,77

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About Barbara McDowell

In memory of loved ones who have benefited from the hospice care. Wishing the hospice all the best for the future.

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Shauns for Sale

Shaun by the Sea is raising money to Help Martlets Keep Caring for people facing the toughest of times.

At the end of the trail, our large Shauns will all be auctioned off to raise funds for Martlets Hospice. If you like this sculpture, click the button below to find out more about how you can take it home by bidding at our auction on Monday 27th November.

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