Spanish sculptor Jaume Plenhas created a giant sculpture of a woman’s face called Dream after being requested by St Helens Borough Council in order to challenge their rivals Gateshead’s Angel of the North. The sculpture was created like a puzzle and will cost the taxpayer almost £2 million when completed. Many taxpayers and others have criticized this as self indulgence by the government.
The sculpture was created using different artistic methods but critics have been extremely critical about the amount of money being spent. In my opinion, the sculpture certainly looks grand but using taxpayers money in times of recession when Britain has been the hardest hit, isn’t a great idea.
However, the swathing white sculpture definitely deserves praise as the sculptor definitely is someone that needs to be commended. Here, the question is not about the government but the beautiful piece of art!