The importance of freedom will be embodied in a handcrafted felt banner by a Louth mental health group, as part of a Magna Carta project.
The concepts for the artwork have been developed by a group of ten people from the mental health group in Louth, working with professional artist Robyn Smith.
The team worked together for 12 weeks and were inspired by a visit to Lincoln Castle to see the Magna Carta itself.
The design, which links mental health issues with the influence of the Magna Carta, depicts a tree to symbolise new life, change and growth.
Each of the leaves on the tree have key themes and words stitched on – all linked to the concepts of freedom and the importance of having a voice.
The banner is one metre square and will take a total of 50 hours to complete.
It will be unveiled at the Collection museum on Saturday September 5 as part of Festival800.
The county-based project leader Robyn Smith is a felt and textile artist who makes jewellery and accessories from handmade felt.
“The project has been really interesting and working with members of the community has been really inspiring,” she said.
“It means that the design itself has real meaning for the people involved and I believe its themes will resonate with many more people across the county.
“Having a voice is a really important issue for people from the mental health community and the concept of freedom of speech really begins with the Magna Carta so there is a very real connection.”
The work was commissioned as part of the Magna Carta Poets Laureate Lincolnshire Landscape project – a programme designed to explore the themes of freedom of speech, human rights and democracy as part of the celebrations.
The Poet Laureate project is directed and produced by Lincoln-based cultural solutions UK, and is funded by Arts Council England and Lincolnshire County Council.