A DALGETY BAY sculptor has created another extravagant hand-crafted creation inspired by the loss of thousands of people affected by coronavirus.

Visitors from across Scotland have descended on the town to see Denis Carbonaro’s Bark Park in recent years and this time he has created an usual “small chapel” resurrected on top of his garden’s summer house.

Although inspired by western church architecture, the sculpture is dedicated to “science and progress” and everyone is encouraged to bring their unique interpretation.

It was mostly created with recycled materials, such as an old fallen fence and some rusty metal sheets, and took Denis 68 days of work.

Denis, 51, said: “It all started when I was fixing the roof of the summer house and I was inspired to create something.

“After a couple of weeks, I realised there was a strange connection with this pandemic.

“For me and others who work in the arts, our income is low and with this happening, it does not help.

“I think probably for that reason I felt the need to pray.

“I’m not even really religious but that desire has been there and I want this chapel to symbolise that hope for a better time.”

Denis’ ever-growing property of wonder boasts a wooden woolly mammoth, a galleon ship and spider, as well as other impressive garden features which are available to see through guided tours at his home.

His newest creation stands at 75 metres high and includes lots of details surrounding the health pandemic, such as a clock that is replaced by a full moon at night, a bell tower with a wooden heart, a rocket, and a crown.

“I tried my best for the chapel not to have a cross on it as it’s open to everybody,” Denis added.

“Replacing the clock with a full moon represents the opposite of time, which is about rushing and deadlines, while the full moon is about time stopping and a time to think and reflect.

“The heart in the tower represents life, while the rocket is about the exploration of space.

“Science and progress have been the real saviours because they’re looking for a vaccine and this became a symbol of my church.

“Not a lot of British people know this but in French, Spanish and Italian ‘corona’ means ‘crown’, so I included a dome shape of a crown with special metal leaves representing the Scottish thistle.

“I finished this on June 20 and I often start interpreting my art after it’s completed so I’m still making my own mind up!”

Guided tours can be arranged through the Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park Facebook page.