On Sunday, a life-size bronze statue of British singer Amy Winehouse was unveiled in Camden, located in north London, for what would have been the singer’s 31st birthday.
Three years after she passed away, relatives and a crowd of fans gathered in north London, where Amy Winehouse lived until her death, to participate in the unveiling of the bronze statue made by sculptor Scott Eaton.
The statue depicts a life-size Amy Winehouse in a short dress with a belt, high heels, a star of David necklace and a live red rose on her hair.
Scott Eaton’s life-size bronze statue in memory of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled in Camden, London (photo: Nets 247)
A close up of the bronze statue (photo: tumblr)
Amy’s parents, Janis and Mitch Winehouse, unveiled the statue (photo: Newslocker)
“It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions.They don’t put statues up for people who are with us anymore so it reinforces the fact that physically she’s gone but spiritually she’ll never leave us. I feel sad, very, very sad,” Mitch Winehouse, the singers’ father, told UK periodical The Guardian.
Sculptor Scott Eaton said, “The statue was meant to capture Amy’s attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity,” BBC News reports.
“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.”
In 2011, the singer died at age 27 due to alcohol poisoning. Since then Amy’s parents set up The Amy Winehouse Foundation to prevent harm from drug addiction among young people.