The government has launched a new Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) which is to be based at the Central Science Laboratory here in Yorkshire.
To mark the new facility, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs bought one of my bronze sculptures. This now graces the entrance hall to the buildings in Sand Hutton.
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn unveiled the new sculpture, Water off a Duck's Back, at a ceremony to mark the launch.
I was invited to go along and found it a very interesting experience. Mr Benn appeared to have a real interest in wildlife.