After almost 2 years of planning and production Damien Hirst’s ‘Verity’ has been erected in the seaside resort of Ilfracombe. The 20.25 meter statue weighs over 25 tons and is a modern-day allegory for truth and justice. The bronze behemoth was made by over 40 individual castings at Pangolin Editions in Gloucestershire and framed by a single piece of stainless steel.
The naked woman gazes out toward the sea while holding a sword up high. Her innards are exposed on one side forcing onlookers to contemplate the anatomy of the female form.
Check out the pictures of her construction and installation above and visit ‘Verity’ now at Ilfracombe’s harbor side.