Giant Jelly Babies loom over Marble Arch
Those of you who live in London may have noticed a family of giant jellybabies taking up residence next to Marble Arch lido. As a fan of jelly babies, sculpture and bright colours I took my camera and headed to W1 to check them out.
Unfortunately, because I work full time, I could only go at night when it was snowing and dark. It did add a touch of menace to the sculptures though, and it concealed some of the less photogenic parts of Marble Arch!
The sculptures are the work of Mauro Perucchetti and will stay in situ until April, 2011:
In the current version, ‘Jelly Baby Family 2010’, they could easily embody the unity of family and the multicultural aspect of modern society that is so prevalent, especially in London.
I am absolutely privileged and delighted that they will go in such a prominent position, and being opposite Speaker’s Corner gives them a particularly symbolic value.
Here’s a video of the installation in progress, createdby the Halcyon Gallery who staged an accompanying exhibition of his work earlier this year:
Tell me whether you love it or loathe it!