Feature: Liberating Diana / by Susanna Forrest


One sculptor will be watching the announcements from Kensington Palace closely. In December 2016, a 62-year-old Danish artist Poul Weile issued a press release appealing for £430,000 in crowd funding to make The People’s Princess, his proposed six-meter-high bronze sculpture of Diana riding a giant toy horse. His work could, he suggested, occupy the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square or any other site in London, Berlin or in Paris, where mourners have turned the Flame of Liberty statue at the mouth of the Pont d’Alma tunnel into a shrine of soggy toys, old flowers and padlocks.

Available on Medium. (14th August 2017)