Never Forgotten | Nic Joly
British artist Nic Joly's mastery of miniature sculpture marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
Over £50,000 raised so far
British artist Nic Joly has raised over £50,000 for The Royal British Legion through sales of Never Forgotten.
Drawing on the ultimate symbol of Remembrance and hope – the poppy – the signed, limited edition miniature sculpture was released in August 2014 ahead of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
The edition size of 1566 represents each day the war was fought, and each sculpture is labelled on the back with a unique piece of information about that day during the Great War.
Standing less than two inches high unframed, the tiny sculptures have touched the hearts of people around the world, with Joly receiving letters of thanks from as far afield as Canada, New Zealand and Japan.
Joly, who was inspired to begin Never Forgotten after meeting a 96-year-old Battle of Arnhem veteran, said:
“I have met some wonderful people since the launch of the project, from WWII veterans to double amputee soldiers from the Afghanistan conflict. We can learn so much from these unsung heroes.
"In my own small way, I want this piece to remind us that all those who have given their lives, in conflicts from the First World War until the present day, will be Never Forgotten."
We’re delighted to be supporting Nic in raising funds for such an important cause. The sculptures are available to buy at our Castle Galleries and Castle Fine Art outlets nationwide.
Behind every date is a meaning & behind every meaning is a memory.
Since its release, Never Forgotten has inspired many, attracting national television and press coverage.
When taking requests for specific dates from this series, we have been both touched and privileged to hear the significance they hold.
As remembrance was the inspiration for this piece, we wanted to share these memories, stories and tributes to ensure that they live on forever.