This is the bronze piece of artwork set to take pride of place in Victoria Circus, Southend, when the £7million revamp comes to an end this week.GAH!!! MY EYES!!!!
The Echo has been given an exclusive peek at the piece, called the Return and designed by renowned Belgian sculptor Rene Julien.You should have turned down the offer... *shudder*
It will cost £50,000 to create and install.*faints*
The piece shows a couple meeting with the woman jumping into the arms of her male partner while a pair of lovebirds cavort at their feet.I have to say, it’s quite the tackiest piece of sculpture I’ve ever seen. Worse even than this ghastly monstrosity.
Lorraine Butler, the Better Southend project manager, said the work was not commissioned, but chosen by councillors from a range of sculptures.You mean, the others were turned down in favour of this? Good god, what must they be like!
She added: “They were looking for a more traditional piece that gave good value for money and this was the piece they finally chose. “They were after something that represented the essence of what the new square was all about. This symbolises people returning home, returning back to Southend. “It represents a place where people will meet up. Obviously, we hope people enjoy it.”They’ll enjoy it all right. It won’t be too long before the surprised gentleman is wearing a traffic-cone hat, and the young lady has a pair of bright red lacy knickers dangling from that raised foot….