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Elmer Armstrong

  • Name: Elmer Armstrong
  • Location: The Word, South Shields
  • Designed and descorated by: Mik Richardson
  • Sponsor: The Word

Sculpture Description

Mik Richardson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural/design business since leaving the RAF in 2006. As well as producing over 400 murals, privately, in the community and in schools, he has also been involved in many of the public art trails across the country. He has painted 58 large sculptures which have raised over £225,000 for the charities involved in the Wild in Art trails, and over 100 smaller sculptures with schools and communities as well as 18 large sculptures for other trails. ‘Elmer Armstrong’ celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface on July 20 1969 at 02:56 GMT and uttered the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”