Llangollen Silver Band asked Wrexham Glyndwr University graduate Paul Heppell to come up with an installation to sit next to their HQ in the town.
The 2.5m tall stainless steel sculpture features a treble clef and stave spiralling upwards, designed to highlight the aspirations of young musicians and the rewarding experience of learning to play an instrument.
Paul spent his early employment in jobs ranging from cleaning to working as an electrician before leaving the UK to travel the world for over a year.
Paul said: “When I was 31 I changed my mind about what I wanted to do in life and that’s when I decided to go travelling.
“Art was something I enjoyed and as I did more and more of it I started to see the opportunities it offered for becoming self-employed, rather than working for someone. Getting paid for doing something you love is everyone’s goal and that’s why I decided to focus on becoming a full-time artist.
“I enjoyed returning to education later in life as I’m more focused, with a stronger work ethic, and that meant I could really make the most of my studies.”
Paul is currently working as an artist in residence at Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Regent Street campus, a Grade II listed building in Wrexham town centre which is the home of the university’s School of Creative Arts.