30ft Sculpture Symbolizes the Loneliness of Writing

Posted on June 23, 2005

The BBC reports that a 30-foot-tall sculpture, called The Writer, is currently on display in London's Hampstead Heath. The sculpture of a table and chair by Italian artist Giancarlo Neri is a monument to the loneliness of writing.

The 30ft (9m) sculpture, The Writer, will be on Parliament Hill for four months before returning to Italy.

The tribute to the loneliness of writing is meant to inspire visitors to the heath, which has associations with writers Keats and Coleridge.

Leslie Mare, from the Corporation of London which runs the heath, said: "People seem to love it or hate it".

We can't see why anyone would hate the enormous desk and chair. It is certainly thought provoking and interesting.

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