Alison Lapper | the artist
The artist Alison Lapper
Born April 7 1965, Burton upon Trent, UK.
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Marc Quinn has created an artwork that is a potent symbol and is a great addition to London, said the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, who endorsed and unveiled the sculpture. It is a work about courage, beauty and defiance, which both captures and represents all that is best about our great city. Alison Lapper pregnant is a modern heroine strong, formidable and full of hope. It is a great work of art for London and for the world.
worked long and hard for my final degree show and created an installation of my work which could only be reached by crawling through an entranceway designed for someone of my height. Inside I had placed selections of my bodycasts and photographs of myself in classical poses like the Venus de Milo. There were also photographs of me from the years when I was at the childrens home. It must have been an intense experience for anyone who crouched their way into the room…
Child of our Time: Alison Lapper
"Not because of the subject matter I hasten to add. [I have a] lot of time for Alison Lapper. I think she is very brave, very wonderful but it is just a rather repellent artefact – very shiny, slimy surface, machine-made, much too big… "