Thursday, September 15, 2005

Marc Quinn and Alison Lapper

Today, and for the next 18 months, a new statue will grace the stage in Trafalgar Square. Made by the artist, Marc Quinn, the piece is inspired by Alison Lapper, an English photographer, born with no arms and damaged legs. In the statue, Lapper is depicted as eight months pregnant.
This has proved a controversial move and many in London have voiced their concerns.
Personally, I think it is a beautiful statue which, in many ways, reminds me of the Venus de Milo.