Hand-Sculpted Goat Atop a Stack of Packing Crates Presented as Winner of Spitalfields Sculpture Prize


LONDON.- Kenny Hunter’s hand-sculpted goat stands atop a stack of packing crates to create the 3.5metre high I Goat, which was inspired by Spitalfields’ rich, ongoing social history. I Goat is sited in one of London’s most high profile public spaces, Bishops Square, Spitalfields, and will be seen by more than 70,000 people a week, becoming an important addition to the City’s landscape. Scottish sculptor Hunter beat seven other shortlisted designs to win the £45,000 commission, winning the votes of both the prize judges – including Sir Richard MacCormac and Alex Sainsbury of Raven Row – and the public. Hunter is known for his monumental sculptures and his works have been exhibited worldwide. The goat stands as a symbol for the various waves of migration that have found sanctuary in Spitalfields and helped to shape it. It is also an image of persecution and sacrifice, reflecting how each successive group of immigrants has faced their own combination of conflict, oppression and pov