In honour of a career cut short by death in 2011, the family of the late Amy Winehouse has welcomed the unveiling of a brass statue built in her honour this week, placed in the neighbourhood in which she lived before her passing.
Designed by Scott Eaton, the veil on statue was lifted on what would have been her 31st birthday, erected at Stables Market and captured in the snap now available to peep above.
More on the masterpiece below…
On his work, Eaton explained:
The pose had to capture Amy’s 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.The design is not based on any single snapshot, photo or moment in time, but an amalgamation of influences. Hopefully by taking many important moments in her history and drawing on those, the piece comes close to capturing the essence of Amy.
Winehouse’s immortalisation comes eight years after the release of her second studio album ‘Back to Black‘, certified 11x Platinum in the UK, surpassing sales of 8 million units in Europe and selling over 2.4 million copies in the US.