Northumberlandia is the name of a new sculpture made at the site of a former open-pit coal mine in northern England.
The work is described as “goddess-like,” but please, not Pagan:
There was no intention to make a Pagan figure or mimic any ancient fertility symbols, despite her breasts which rise almost 100ft above the ground.
”Charles Jencks, the American artist who designed her, saw the far-off Cheviot Hills which look like a reclining woman,” Ms Perkin said.
”He has borrowed from the landscape and drawn those curves and lines into the form.
”Northumberlandia is just a lady, she doesn’t represent anything, but I think it’s understandable that people have their own interpretations.”
Check back at one of the quarter or cross-quarter days, Ms. Perkins.