But the good citizens of Aldeburgh are not stirred, and stay concerned that it will attract vandals, which strangely enough it already has. Capable of withstanding 100 mile an hour gales, the Aldeburgh Gazette editor has suggested that with the pressures of a northerly gale and a surge tide, it would topple over. This seems unlikely, given the 5 tons of shingle laid over the foundations and between these and the work itself. But others, including many living nearby in and around Saxmundham strongly support it remaining on site. Hambling has a winning card, however. As a native of Suffolk, she understands its many moods. 'Have another look', urges Suffolk's most famous contemporary living artist.
The late painter, Arthur Boyd, who settled on the Suffolk coast to be championed by Peter Fuller in the 1980s would probably admire the piece. Fuller would remind us of Holman Hunt's famous painting, 'The Scapegoat'.
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