Plinth unveiled in September

A SCULPTURE of Shoreham Beach artist Alison Lapper MBE will be unveiled as the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, next month.

Monday, 15th August 2005, 12:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:45 pm

The sculpture, entitled Alison Lapper Pregnant, by Marc Quinn will be unveiled at a public ceremony in the square on Thursday, September 15, at 12.30pm.

It is a sculpture of Alison when she was eight months pregnant and is one of two works selected from a shortlist of six other artists.

It will be displayed on the plinth until April 2007, when it will be replaced by Thomas Schutte's Hotel for the Birds.

Alison commented: "I regard it as a modern tribute to femininity, disability and motherhood. It is so rare to see disability in everyday life - let alone naked, pregnant and proud."

She was awarded the MBE in the 2003 New Year's Honours List, and was born with a limb deficiency - she has no arms and only short legs.

Alison was given the award for services to art and is also a leading member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists group.