Three years after the untimely passing of UK singer Amy Winehouse, a life-sized bronze statue of the singer was unveiled this weekend in Camden, North London. The statue created by London based sculptor Scott Eaton features Winehouse with a hand on one hip, wearing her classic beehive hairstyle accented by a rose. A permanent fixture in Camden’s Stable Market, the statue was shown for the first time on Sunday as fans celebrated what would have been Amy Winehouse’s 31st birthday. Eaton and Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse commented on the importance of the piece in a recent report from BBC News:
London-based Mr Eaton, who sculpted the piece after being introduced to Ms Winehouse’s father Mitch, said the statue was meant to capture her “attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity”.
“The hand on the hip, the turn of the head, the grabbing of the skirt, the turned in foot – these are all small elements that contribute to the personality of the piece,” he said.
Mr Winehouse said seeing the statue was “incredibly emotional” adding that its creator had “done an amazing job in capturing her”.
“It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time,” he added. “We really hope Amy’s fans love the statue.”
Take a look at footage from The Telegraph to view the unveiling below. Scroll down for a little more Amy Winehouse.