Sunday, November 1, 2015

Roller Skater

Roller Skater by André Wallace, Moreton Street, Pimlico, London
“Roller Skater” by André Wallace, 2010
Moreton Street / Vauxhall Bridge Road
Pimlico, City of Westminster
London, September 2015

“It makes a change from skateboarding youths. On the corner of Moreton Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road in Pimlico, six-year-old Beth Tsang welcomes the cool new girl in town — a sculpted roller skater more than six feet tall. The artist, 63, based in Bromley-by-Bow, said: ‘I wanted to make a sculpture that would be positive and dynamic and reflect the youth and vitality of an urban street.’ André Wallace's work was commissioned six years ago as part of a residential development but was held up by the changing fortunes of the housing market.”

1 comment:

Linda said...

Interesting that the artist chose to put this on a bench. Nicely done!