A Poem to Queen Anne
Artist, Ebun Sodipo wrote a poem “Atlantic Cruises - A Rest Stop” for a series called Galatea. In Greek mythology, Galatea, is the statue sculpted by Pygmalion of Cyprus who fell in love with his statue, asking Aphrodite to bring her to life.
Five artists aimed to breathe new life into five public monuments to be showcased at the 2021 Every Woman Biennial:
Nelson’s Column (Trafalgar Square)
Cleopatra’s Needle (Victoria Embankment)
Winston Churchill (Parliament Square)
Queen Anne (St. Paul’s Cathedral)
Mary Wollstonecraft by Maggi Hambling (Newington Green)
We travelled via electric cab booked through the Sherbert app and by electric bicycle. We ate vegan food on the shoot and as always, we led a zero-waste production. We did not require much equipment as we were shooting on an exceptionally sunny day.
We did not opt for accreditation and verification of emissions equivalences for a shoot this size. We worked out the usage below and doubled the total CO2 equivalent to be offset with Trees for Cities.