Coming to the United Kingdom: A Half-Mile Long Woman’s Body by Architect Charles Jencks


LONDON.- The world’s largest sculpture of a human body is being carved out of the British landscape using more than a million tonnes of rock and soil left behind by coal-mining. “Northumberlandia,” designed by American landscape architect Charles Jencks, will be nearly half a mile long when it is finished in 2013. The sculpture, of a woman’s body, has already been given the epithet “Goddess of the North’ by locals in Northumberland in the far northeast of England, a part of the world that is no stranger to grand man-made projects. Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans, massive baronial castles, coalmines, shipyards and the huge Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, are all features of its landscape. The best views of Northumberlandia are