Churchill, The Sculpture Years

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Churchill, The Sculpture Years

churchill.jpgOne of the high points for the Londonist of the recent spate of interactive TV voting type shows was BBC2s Greatest Britons series, an example of how the genre can be interesting and informative, stimulate debate, and really engage the viewer. This isn't bad for a show that featured Jeremy Clarkson.

The eventual winner (Brunel was robbed), cigar smoking, pug ugly, sometime politician, Winston Churchill has had his speeches embedded into a piece of sculpture currently on display in Westmister Hall from Thursday until March 25th.

The work entitled Song looks kind of like if Escher had designed the game of Jenga, but we must admit, it looks pretty striking and we will endeavor to get down and check it out in person.

The artist, Paul De Monchaux, was inspired by "the distinctive way the speeches were set out on the page, in stepped diagonal blocks, and their message of strength through cooperation" and the piece will eventually be moved to it's permanent home at the Churchill Museum.

Last Updated 09 February 2005