Lewis Capaldi is known for his awkward yet charming humour but he was presented something recently that was unusual even for him.
The singer was presented with a bronze statue created by students at his former school to mark the release of his latest album, “Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent”.
The statue was made by the students at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian. The project took six months to complete and it’s creators have not disclosed their identities.
The principal art teacher at the academy Bryan Johnson explains the statue wasn’t meant to be a precise copy of Capaldi, but instead take more of an “unusual” approach – incorporating gigantic bulging eyes and noticeably thin frame.
He said to the Daily Record, “The art department at the school came up with the concept, and it went from there,” he added. “We sourced a mannequin from a guy in Glasgow, took it back to school and built around it. The biggest challenge we faced was getting the face to look not quite right and a bit unusual and it went from there.”
The Daily Record reports that the pupils behind Capaldi’s sculpture were offered tickets to the singer’s intimate gig later that evening.