OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. He is now missing one foot, exposing the metal armature which has been keeping the soapy statue in one piece. And the left foreleg of his horse looks like it is not long for this world.
On the way to see Krys Lee in the global literary salon at Asia House on Wednesday (15 May), LKL paid another visit to Shin Meekyoung’s Plinth Project in Cavendish Square to see how it was faring.
Despite the London weather that has battered the equestrian statue since it was installed last summer, its fine detailing has otherwise remained remarkably clear. But several cracks are now appearing in the soap, as if the statue was carved out of individual blocks of stone which are now beginning to come apart. When it was first unveiled, the statue looked like waxy marble, having been cast in a mould. Now it’s beginning to look like gracefully ageing limestone.
You have till the end of June this year to see how it matures until it is removed.