Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

It took two years for the British sculptor Alfie Radley to make an angel figure out of 100 thousand knives, some of which were once tools of crime. According to the author, the sculpture was supposed to draw public attention to the increase in violence with the use of knives. His work the sculptor planned to give the British government. Why did the authorities abandon her?

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

British sculptor Alfie Radley created an unusual work - an eight-meter statue of an angel, made from 100 thousand knives of different sizes and shapes.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

According to the author, the sculpture was supposed to be a reminder that the number of violent crimes with the use of knives in Britain is growing from year to year.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

The sculptor collected 100 thousand knives as donations for his work.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

Some of these knives were once the instruments of crime.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

Alfie Radley spent two years creating the sculpture.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

Radley needed not only to thoroughly clean the knives of "biological material", but also to blunt each of them, to be sure that none of the spectators would get hurt.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

The sculptor wanted to give his work to the British government. But the authorities refused, as Radley’s work shows Britain in a bad light.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

But Radley is not going to give up. Now he wants to install a sculpture in Trafalgar Square so that as many people as possible know about the problem.

Angel of 100 thousand knives from the British sculptor

Impressed by the sculpture, the British actively sign a petition calling on the authorities to fulfill the artist’s desire.

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