“Rebecca was chosen to design and make the statue. She is a sculptor of enormous artistic talent, and imagination, and sensitivity. She came up with a design which was very quickly endorsed by the campaign, and worked to time to produce first a model, and then the full-size statue. As well as having great facility in the visual arts, Rebecca is a wonderful advocate for what she is doing.”
About the Mother & Child, St James's Sq. - Rt Hon Jack Straw
“Raised up high, proud and meaningful as it should be, it is a lasting tribute to the fallen of the regiment and its host town. Its permanency is valid and striking. Rebecca has produced a remarkable icon that will be viewed over the years ahead as one of the best. That it is a tribute to such an honourable regiment as the Gurkhas from Nepal and their two hundred years of service to the British crown is right and proper. Folkestone has done something memorable, honourable and timely. ”
On the unveiling of the Gurkha, Folkestone. - Lt Col Graham Hoskins OBE MVO ARAM Royal Marines.
"This moving statue is for those who have lost their loved ones, those who have paid the final sacrifice along with their loved ones - their sons, their fathers, and their brothers. These are the people who'll be able to come here and know that in this beautiful statue with these moving words around the side of it, and commemorating the 46,000 Gurkhas who from a far away land have laid down their lives for this country."
The Gurkha Memorial, Folkestone. - Joanna Lumley OBE
"We commissioned Rebecca to make a piece as a very special retirement present for our parents. She came up with so many lovely ideas and produced a sculpture that was exactly what we had hoped for in every way. She is not only unbelievably talented but also a complete joy to work with and involved us (very patiently!) in the process from start to finish."
Children round a basket commission - Harriet, Hampshire