Posted by specialK October 23, 2012

Damien Hirst's colossal bronze statue "Verity" has been erected in the resort village of Ilfracombe, England. The 20.25 (66'.5") meter statue weighs over 25 tons and took 2 years to complete. Verity was made by over 40 individual castings and framed by a single piece of stainless steel at Pangolin Editions foundry in Gloucestershire. Wow. 

Says Hirst's website;"Verity is a modern-day allegory for truth and justice. An anatomical cross-section of her head and body reveals the developing fetus in her stomach. The title is taken from the Italian word for truth, whilst she holds the traditional symbols denoting Justice - a sword and scales - the scales are hidden and off balance behind her back whilst the sword is held confidently in her upstretched arm.. Without the perfect equilibrium enacted by the scales, the sword becomes a dangerous instrument of power, rather than justice."

Check out Damien Hirst's website for more photos of "Verity" 

VIA Highsnobiety


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