Angela Godfrey was born in London in 1939. She was a Trustee of Harlow Art Trust from 1998-2018. Godfrey works mainly in wood and stone and the form is often determined by a related text. The Flame was commissioned by Brays Grove School on the occasion of its closure, to mark 51 years of secondary education in Harlow. The words inscribed celebrate the ethos of the school.