Artist Simon Hitchens has been chosen to create a 55 metre high landmark to Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth in Northumberland.
When creating his proposal for the Elizabeth Landmark, certain criteria had to be adhered to.
The monument had to reference Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth in some way, as this was the inspiration behind the monument.
The monument had to be at least 55 metres tall, and had to feature a spire-like design.
After this, Simon was given free reign with his design. This includes the sculpture’s material and shape, as well as how it fit in with the landscape in Northumberland, and how it related to both Simon and his career, and Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth.