Baby

Anthony Gormley’s ‘Baby’.
Upon entering the RA courtyard, one is awed by the grandeur of the building, but overwhelmingly attention is drawn to the simple yet powerful iron sculpture of his baby, innocently lying in one’s path. It emphasised a baby’s vulnerability, innocence and smallness amidst the hustle and bustle of London. Yet I thought what power and dramatic influence that child may grow up to create in the world hopefully positively especially against the background of the threats of climate change highlighted by the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations going on outside the bubble of the RA.