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Wild in Art

A Wild in Art event brought to you by The Kirkwood.

Get to know our artists: Lena Kibbler

Those who are familiar with the tale of the Snowman and the Snowdog will remember the iconic scene where the pair take the young boy, Billy, on a magical adventure through the sky. As they make their way to the North Pole, festive spirit is brought to life as the characters glide through the air, high above the twinkling city lights below.

Inspired by the magic of this particular part of the story, Lena Kibbler created her design ‘Night and Day’ for Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees. A visual representation of the galaxy and life beyond earth, Lena’s enchanting design sparked the attention of sculpture sponsor, Paxman. The two have now joined forces to create this exciting Snowdog design for art trail visitors to experience this Autumn.

Read on to find out more about Lena’s background in the art world:

Q: Can you tell us a little more about your experience as an artist?

A: I am a retired teacher of Art & Design and photography, having studied textile design at Dundee University. I now have time to pursue my own art and projects, which I enjoy very much – including ‘Silverella’ for Worcester’s Big Parade, a previous Wild in Art trail.

Q: Why did you want to submit a design to Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees?

A: I passionately believe that art is a powerful medium to inspire and motivate all. Taking part in this project gives meaning and purpose to my work, all whilst supporting the fantastic and tangible work of The Kirkwood.

Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees officially launches to the public on September 2nd and will run for eight weeks. The art trail is set to be the largest free event of its kind to ever come to West Yorkshire.

To find out more Lena’s artwork, visit

To find out more about The Kirkwood’s mission to support people across Kirklees living with a life limiting illness, please visit

Snowdogs Support Life 2022