Maggi Hambling: Selected to create Mary Wollstonecraft Sculpture

Artist Maggi Hambling has been selected to create a public sculpture that will celebrate the “foremother of feminism” Mary Wollstonecraft. The Mary on the Green campaign, which has been calling for a permanent memorial to the philosopher since 2011, unanimously chose Hambling for the sculpture.

Hambling’s sculpture features a figure – described as an everywoman – emerging out of organic matter and is inspired by Wollstonecraft’s claim to be “the first of a new genus”.  Wollstonecraft’s words, “I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves.” will be engraved at the base of the sculpture

To find out more: maryonthegreen.org

 

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Artist Maggi Hambling has been selected to create a public sculpture that will celebrate the “foremother of feminism” Mary Wollstonecraft. The Mary on the Green campaign, which has been calling for a permanent memorial to the philosopher since 2011, unanimously chose Hambling for the sculpture.

Hambling’s sculpture features a figure – described as an everywoman – emerging out of organic matter and is inspired by Wollstonecraft’s claim to be “the first of a new genus”.  Wollstonecraft’s words, “I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves.” will be engraved at the base of the sculpture

To find out more: maryonthegreen.org

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