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Queen Elizabeth unveils Windsor artwork
Oct 10, 2012, 11:01 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth unveiled a new artwork in Windsor to mark her Diamond Jubilee yesterday (09.10.12).
The design - made up of 59 spheres of polished stainless steel and topped with one cut glass one - was thought up by 15-year-old Caroline Basra in just 10 minutes, and she claimed the creation was aimed to not be 'too obvious', but she was unsure if a future in design was for her.
She said: 'I am taking art for GCSE but I am not entirely sure yet, at the moment I am leaving my options open. The statue was influenced by contemporary art, I like contemporary art and contemporary dance. I thought that it might be a good idea not to do something that was too obvious.'
The monarch wore a purple design, matching the colour of the robe she pulled down to unveil the statue, which is outside the King Edward Court shopping centre in the town.
The town's mayor Colin Rayner added the statue was an expression of the areas special relationship with her.
He said: 'I am here to thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you have given to the Royal Borough, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth over these years, and tell you how deeply moved we have been by the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.'
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