Angel of 100,000 knives by British sculptor
• angel of 100,000 knives by British sculptor
It took two years to the British sculptor Alfie Radley to make the figure of the angel of 100,000 knives, some of which were once an instrument of crime. According to the author, the sculpture was to draw public attention to the increase in violence with the use of bladed weapons. His work sculptor had planned to present to the British government. Why did the authorities abandoned it?
British sculptor Alfie Radley created an unusual work - an eight-meter statue of an angel, made of 100 thousand knives of different sizes and shapes.
According to the author, the sculpture was to be a reminder of the fact that the number of violent crimes with the use of bladed weapons in Britain every year is growing.
100 000 knives sculptor collected as donations for their work.
Some of these knives were once an instrument of crime.
In the creation of the sculpture Alfie Radley spent two years.
Radley took not only thoroughly clean knives from the "biological material", but also to blunt each of them to be sure that none of the spectators did not get hurt.
His work sculptor wanted to give to the British government. But the authorities refused, since the work of Radley shows Britain in a bad light.
But Radley is not going to give up. Now he wants to install a sculpture in Trafalgar Square to learn about the problem as many people as possible.
Impressed by British sculpture are actively signing a petition calling on the authorities to fulfill the desire of the artist. Perhaps we'll meet again "stab angel" in Trafalgar Square?