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)
Representing truth, her scales are hidden and off-balance behind her back
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.
whilst her sword is held confidently in her up stretched arm
Verity stands on a base of scattered legal books