Posted on November 16, 2022 at 9:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The sculptor of a newly unveiled statue of Virginia Woolf hopes very much that her bronze creation will see wear and tear.

That's because Laury Dizengremel deliberately sculpted the author to be sitting down, encouraging visitors to be photographed with her work, much as they do with one of poet Patrick Kavanagh in Dublin.

“People put their hands on his knee and round his shoulder,” she told the Guardian. “I love it when you can see the wear.”

The Woolf statue is along the river in Richmond-upon-Thames, England, where the author spent a very creative decade, and is the first full-sized one of her.

You can see pictures of the Woolf statue in the Guardian.

Woolf is known for both novels, like Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, and nonfiction writing, like A Room of One’s Own.

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