Dean NicholasIn Pictures: I Goat, A New Sculpture For Spitalfields
This morning, I Goat, a permanent new sculpture in Spitalfields, was unveiled.
The 3.5m artwork by Kenny Hunter, which won a publicly-voted competition from a shortlist of other potential sculptures, takes the form of a goat standing atop several packing crates. The animal's flawless white surface is just crying out to be graffitoed by the various wannabe street artists who inhabit the area; we give it until the weekend before it's been defaced.
Hunter's caprine piece is said to represent the waves of immigrants that have marked this particular area of London, and to reflect how they have "faced their own form of conflict, oppression and poverty." All well and good, though the look on the goat's face doesn't exactly suggest he's had a life of particularly hard knocks.