Robert Jakes is a Sculptor/Community Artist based in south Pembrokeshire working to create visual features for specific places and communities both in the UK and abroad, mainly working with wood, mixed media mosaic and community lantern events.
Among his previous projects is the creation of cast bronze plaques that form Pembroke Dock Heritage Trail, based on designs by children from six local schools.
Robert’s work for the project has been the creation of a rich and informative map of memories. His mural fuses together images and text onto ceramic tile as a wall mural that celebrates the stretch of water between Pembroke Dock and Rosslare, and is sited at the Ferry Terminal at Pembroke Dock.
The mural celebrates the cultural history of the sea between Ireland and Wales, and maps stories of crossings by air and sea, lost lands, folklore and the rich marine life found beneath the waves.