new!

it's that plinth again
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle
Yinka Shonibares
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"the first commission on the Fourth Plinth which reflects the historical symbolism of Trafalgar Square and links directly with Nelson's column; it's also the first commission by a black British artist

"the ship's 37 large sails are made of richly patterned textiles, usually seen on African dress and are symbolic of African identity and independence; the fabrics were inspired by Indonesian batik design, mass produced by the Dutch and sold to the colonies in West Africa"

4 comments:

zIgGi said...

neat eh?

There's clouds in them there skies - you can tell it's not Wiltshire just by that!

Dave said...

Nice.

Mel said...

Whoa.

All sorts of cool things to look at! <-- now going to look more!

mig said...

That's fascinating.
He's not awfully keen on heads is he.
I do like the photo with the pigeons and the Eye peeping over the buildings in the distance. Very cultural.