Monday, October 21, 2013

Alison Lapper Pregnant

Alison Lapper Pregnant by Marc Quinn, Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London,
“Alison Lapper Pregnant” by Marc Quinn, 2005
Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square
London, September 2005

External links: Alison Lapper (Wikipedia)

“The statue, 11 feet 7 inches of snow-white Carrara marble, shows the naked, eight-and-a-half-month-pregnant figure of 40-year-old Alison Lapper, a single mother who was born with shortened legs and no arms. Ms. Lapper is a friend of the sculptor, Marc Quinn, who has said that Nelson's Column, the focal point of Trafalgar Square, is ‘the epitome of a phallic male moment’ and that he thought ‘the square needed some femininity.’”

2 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

What a story of her life ! thank you for sharing !

cieldequimper said...

I wonder what Nelson makes of this...