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Two Icons of Cardiff
A new sculptural piece titled ‘Bassey’s Cry / Bloedd Bassey’, a 20 foot tall, golden statue depicting the likeness of Dame Shirley Bassey in warlike pose as Boadicea the Celtic Warrior Queen stands front of the Norman Keep inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
Created by Marc Rees, the statue has taken a total of 600 hours to sculpt, fibreglass, fill, sand and paint. Bassey’s Cry is sculpted from polystyrene, hard coated with fibreglass, filled with body filler and sanded to a smooth finish and weighs over 300kgs.