“The Hope Sculpture stands in synchronicity with an innovative underground observatory just a few hundred metres away, repurposing old coal mine workings for renewable heat. Together they symbolise how we can re-imagine on our industrial legacy and look forward to a greener future.”
“The Hope sculpture will serve as a rousing reminder that the climate emergency has to be addressed and that together we, as a society, can forge a greener, healthier future for all Glaswegians.”
“The Hope Sculpture is a magnificent addition to the landscape of South Lanarkshire. It will serve as a very visible reminder of the care we all need to take to protect both our environment and our own mental health, and as such I truly believe it will indeed inspire hope in people in South Lanarkshire and beyond for generations to come.”
“Steuart Padwick’s hopeful and touching Hope sculpture in my hometown of Glasgow – host to COP26 - is a place to reflect, to heal, and a symbol of the opportunity and hope arising from the challenges that face us all. It is a reminder of the power within each of us to make a difference to the earth.”
“The Hope Sculpture started as a conversation with Ramboll and became a gift from 50 companies to Glasgow. It is a testament to the power of collaboration and dedication to deliver a better future.”
“We can’t wait until November when this meaningful artwork will be finished. We feel privileged to have this in our area and feel the Rutherglen people will benefit enormously. The Hope Sculpture will not only be a place for reflection but will become a meeting point and who knows maybe a place where we can hold music and literary events.”
“The most remarkable thing about this project has been collaborating with these companies and individuals. Their integrity, drive and commitment to make a difference has been inspiring.”
“We are proud to host the Triptych Beacon at the heart of our campus and hope it will become a place for the entire University community to reflect on its message of hope.
It’s fitting the sculpture, which is crafted from reclaimed metal, is sited here as it embodies the commitment of the University towards sustainability.”
“The Hope Sculpture serves as an astounding visual reminder to all of us of the beautiful and better future that we can create.”
“When we talk about climate change, it is so easy to have a bleak outlook and to focus on the negatives as well as the monumental task ahead. However, the Hope Sculpture serves as an astounding visual reminder to all of us of the beautiful and better future that we can create together when we truly care for the wellbeing of our communities, our environment, and our own mental health – I can only hope that the aspirations embodied in it are able to spread as much as possible within our communities.”
“With Glasgow hosting COP26, the UN's major climate change conference, I can think of nowhere better for the Hope Sculpture, which symbolises the hope of building a greener, healthier future, to call home than the East End of the city - an area that demonstrates that rapid transformations are possible."
“Communities in Clyde Gateway are used to welcoming global visitors and I am confident they will be just as proud of this legacy of COP26, as they were of the Commonwealth Games in 2014."
“The Triptych Beacon reminds us all that even in the bleakest of times, we can offer a beacon of hope for the future. Hope empowers us to act, and by taking steps to protect the future of our global environment, we can also safeguard our physical and mental wellbeing.”
“The monumental Hope sculpture is a powerful and much needed symbol of hope. It is a timely reminder that by taking better care of our environment we take better care of our own and our communities mental well-being.”
“Hope mobilises, and fear paralyses and this amazing sculpture represents the hopes of every individual who aspires to solve the climate crisis. The people of Scotland invite you to share our hope and to be relentless in your pursuit of a safer greener and fairer planet.”