Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Isis in Hyde Park

This stylized bronze ibis, standing three Euro metre thingies tall, was unveiled in London's Hyde Park today, the first new statue in the park for 50 years. Simon Gudgeon created the sculpture and named it after the Egyptian goddess Isis. One thousand small plaques, set in the base of the sculpture, will be engraved with the names of donors who give £1,000 toward building a new wildlife education centre for children called Look Out, which will serve as a base for the Royal Parks' education team. The appeal was launched at the unveiling today by the Royal Parks Foundation and Halcyon Gallery. They hope to raise at least £1.8m toward the project.


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