That's how the statue of the naked, pregnant artist Alison Lapper was described by some when it turned up in Trafalgar Square in Endnotes Examples of other public art projects in Britain that resulted from s and 90s initiatives are:
On top of that, short people, who are missing both arms, are generally considered even less beautiful. Get Londonist in your inbox The best things to do in London. The story goes that on her first encounter with the cast of 'David' at the Museum, Queen Victoria was so shocked by the nudity that a proportionally accurate fig leaf was commissioned.
Lapper, born without arms and with shortened legs, is an alumnus of British institutions for disabled children and programs for disabled artists, a single mother, and an artist who makes work about her embodied experiences as a disabled woman. Far from glorifying a nuclear family, Lapper was born to a single, working class mother and is herself an unmarried mother, who has benefited from public programs for disabled artists. These performative masquerades of the goddess included her strategic exposure and concealment of her body and identity.