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London 2012: Sculptor's eye represents Olympic archers

A sculptor from Devon has been invited to create a piece of work to celebrate next year's Olympic Games.

Jilly Sutton, from East Cornworthy, is one of 30 artists commissioned by Art at the Edge based in Bath.

Each artist will create a sculpture to reflect Olympic and Paralympic sports. Ms Sutton has chosen archery.

All the works will be cast in bronze before being exhibited at various museums and galleries around the country and then sold for charity.

Ms Sutton said: "I was lucky that I was able to choose archery because I do a lot of faces and heads and I thought I'd play safe and do part of a face and I thought I'd do something like a really focused eye."

Ms Sutton who is known for her portraits in wood and large carvings of faces has previously exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery.

She said: "It's so interesting for me to be given a sporty subject, not that this is obviously anything to do with archery, but it made me think about sport and the Olympics."

It is hoped the project will benefit from the international attention focussed on the Games and promote British sculpture.

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