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Changes by Gudrun Nielsen
A sculpture has been unveiled to mark the work of the Greenham Common Trust, which supports charitable projects in West Berkshire.
The design, called Changes, celebrates the transformation of the old RAF base and American nuclear missile base to a business park and nature reserve.
The sculpture uses recycled materials from the old airfield, once the longest runway in Europe.
Greenham Common was bought by the Greenham Common Trust 10 years ago.
The Icelandic artist Gudrun Nielsen, who designed the sculpture, said the artwork symbolises the area’s history.
“It was the military history which formed the inspiration for the piece,” she said.
The Changes sculpture comprises of nine individually folded steel pieces representing the creation and dismantling of a fighter plane.
Each piece is set on a concrete plinth, which includes recycled concrete and reinforcement taken from the airfield’s former runway after it was dug up to restore the common.