Sunday, November 27, 2005
"Alison Lapper Pregnant" is the bold, controversial and, I think, beautiful white marble statue of a disabled pregnant woman. Alison Lapper was born without arms and has shortened legs. Yet she grew up to be a beautiful, vibrant and vital woman who pursued and achieved not only a successful art career, but motherhood as well, along with so much more. Her story is fascinating and the statue, carved by sculptor Marc Quinn, is powerful. Currently displayed in London's Trafalgar Square until April 2007, I hope to some day get the opportunity to view this magnificent, important piece in person.