Cornwall news MP among the throngs who don't like town's new sculpture UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - 'It's not something I would have chosen to reflect St Austell’s identity, heritage and history'

Cornwall news MP among the throngs who don't like town's new sculpture UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - 'It's not something I would have chosen to reflect St Austell’s identity, heritage and history'

Cornwall news  MP among the throngs who don't like town's new sculpture UK news
22 June 2022 - 16:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A giant ceramic statue which has been ridiculed by local residents will not be officially unveiled by the local MP - because he doesn't like it either. The world’s tallest ceramic statue known as the Earth Goddess has been installed in the centre of St Austell and it didn’t take long for people to make fun of it saying it looks like a giant sword or resembles some sort of voodoo totem to dance around or some bizarre climbing frames for the drunks stumbling out of the nearby pubs to have a go at. Earth Goddess, which was created by artist Sandy Brown, will be officially unveiled on Saturday (June 25) as the crowning piece if the Austell Project’s Whitegold Ceramic Art Trail. Three years in the making, the final piece in the trail is now in situ and stands at 11.5m high, which is bigger than two double decker buses on top of each other. The creation is intended as a celebration of St Austell’s connection to China clay with the artist saying: “I really wanted this sculpture to make an impact and for it to visually connect with St Austell’ s rich China clay heritage. The Earth Goddess is made of the product, clay, which is so intrinsic to this place. It’s my hope that she celebrates the town’s unique history and represents our collective and eternal roots with the environment, nature and mother earth.” Read more: Students stranded in middle of the night after Newquay school fails to book Alton Towers coach After attracting the ire and mirth of local residents, and many more beyond, St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has laid into the debate saying that while art is subjective, it’s not something he would have personally chosen to "reflect St Austell’s identity, heritage and history". The local MP said he had been invited to do the official unveiling but has now made his excuses.

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. I appreciate that there may be some people who like this statue, however clearly there are many who don’t. Personally, if I were involved in choosing something that reflects St Austell’s identity, heritage and history, I think it is fair to say I would not have chosen this design. “I should add that despite, at the time of writing, still be advertised to be ‘unveiling’ this statue on Saturday, I in fact gave my apologies some time ago, before all this controversy became apparent, due to a personal family matter, and will not be in attendance.” Mr Double however insisted that no tax payers’ money had been used to pay for the Earth Goddess creation which was reported to have cost £80,000. He added: “In the light of the number of people commenting, I wish to set the record straight about the recent installation of the ‘Earth Goddess’ statue in Aylmer Square in St Austell.” “I wish to firstly state that I have had no involvement in the decision of the design or location of this statue.” “I can also confirm that no local tax payer money has been used for this project. The funding itself is part of a much larger award of funding to the St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF) from the then-Department of Communities and Local Government in 2018 that was ring-fenced for cultural projects for the town centre. “As I understand this was subsequently passed to the Austell Project team who have been commissioning and installing various artworks around the town, in places like Biddicks Court, Aylmer Square and Fore Street, ever since.” READ NEXT: Fern Britton opens up about her single life in Cornwall Cornwall's 'tropical paradise beach' you'll never visit because it's a hoax Cornwall taxi driver loses licence after being caught with phone at the wheel Sadness as the 'best restaurant in Cornwall' closes Huge RAF transporter plane spotted flying low over Cornwall

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