Damien Hirst has offered to lend the North Devon town of Ilfracombe a stunning 20m statue of a pregnant woman that will become a landmark for two decades.
The quirky artist has offered to place the bronze statue on the tip of Ilfracombe’s harbour, and locals have nicknamed it “the belly of the South”. Set to be even taller than the famous Angel of the North, the statue is waiting for planning permission before the plans are finalised.
The statue would depict a pregnant woman with scales in her right hand and a sword in her left. The sculpture will stand on a plinth of legal books and will represent truth and justice.
If the plan goes ahead the statue will be visible from many parts of historic Ilfracombe, and is expected to create a boom in visitors to the region.
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