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Looking Backwards in Cavendish Square

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Looking Backwards in Cavendish Square

Lord George Bentinck and The Cavendish Square Cow have a new sculptural companion.

This is Jill Berelowitz's "Core Femme". Looking more closely you can see that each vertebrae is a female torso.


The sculpture is another in the City of Westminster's, City of Sculpture initiative. By the time of the Olympics we can expect up to 60 works of art to be on display in the City's open spaces.

The plaque on the plinth interprets the work like this:

"A towering image of the body's central element, the core through which life's energy flows. Curved female torsos in bone coloured resin represent stacked vertebrae in this soaring, spinal column. In the language of physiology, the backbone's topmost disc is named after Atlas, primordial bearer of the heavens and a symbol of endurance in ancient Greek mythology.

The sculpture is similarly mighty, yet graceful: a powerful metaphor for human strength of character, wisdom and spiritual growth."


More on this great South African artist, from her website here.

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