This Sculpture Of A Voluptuous Giant Is Taking Shape In The English Countryside


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Goddess? Angel? Icon?Designer Charles Jencks’ mountain-sized sculpture of the female form, known as “Northumberlandia,” is a little bit of each.

The colossal 1.5 million ton figure will open to the public in 2013, the The Daily Mail reports. She extends across 30 acres of the Blagdon Estate in Northumbria, England.

The voluptuous sculpture is so large that the public will be unable to take in her form at ground level.

However, visitors will be able to take in this full-figured beauty from various viewing platforms along a four-mile path that extends from her face to her ankle.

The 1.5 million ton figure is a work in progress

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The curvy figure is beginning to take shape -- she'll be complete in 2013

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Although her form will not be visible from the ground, aeroplanes will provide views of the sculpture

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A computer generated sketch of the sculpture, which stretches across 30 acres

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A rendering of her upper half

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The sculpture is being constructed out of waste from a coal mine

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She's known as Slag Alice and Fat Slag, among other names

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The $3.23 million project is privately funded

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