Lo, she is a terrible Goddess and I went to see this sculpture in Bexhill …

Bus stopped

… which is hanging onto the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion. It’s by Richard Wilson and is called “Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea …” and is based on the final scenes of the original film called ‘The Italian Job’. It even teeters realistically.

This photograph will give you some idea of scale as I have cleverly shown a gingernut as a reference point …

Bus and gingernut

This project was partly funded by Eddie Izzard, comedian, mad marathon runner and all round good egg.

It’s a very nice ‘thing’ but with one reservation. The windows are just painted white. Completely blank. No reflective quality. No luminescence. Just dead looking. The addition of mirrored plastic, Perspex, a slight glaze or even some cooking foil [if cost was an issue] would bring the whole sculpture alive. Our neighbours agree and so do their neighbours … oh, that’s us isn’t it? Anyhoo it really is a case of spoiling the ship for a ha’p’orth of tar.