Verity stands at 66.43 feet tall, and weighs 25 tonnes. She is on long-term loan to North Devon Council as a gift from her artist Damien Hirst and gazes out to sea from the battered rocks of Ilfracombe Harbour   

Verity stands at 66.43 feet tall, and weighs 25 tonnes. She is on long-term loan to North Devon Council as a gift from her artist Damien Hirst and gazes out to sea from the battered rocks of Ilfracombe Harbour

 

 Verity is an allegory for truth and justice. Her stance is taken from Edgar Degas’s ‘Little Dancer of Fourteen Years’ (c. 1881)   

Verity is an allegory for truth and justice. Her stance is taken from Edgar Degas’s ‘Little Dancer of Fourteen Years’ (c. 1881)

 

 Representing truth, her scales are hidden and off-balance behind her back

Representing truth, her scales are hidden and off-balance behind her back

VERITY
VERITY

VERITY - a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance

 An anatomical cross section of her head and torso reveal her skull and the developing foetus inside her womb.

An anatomical cross section of her head and torso reveal her skull and the developing foetus inside her womb.

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 whilst her sword is held confidently in her up stretched arm

whilst her sword is held confidently in her up stretched arm

 Verity stands on a base of scattered legal books

Verity stands on a base of scattered legal books

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