David Shrigley's 'Really Good' is a New Statue in Trafalgar Square

By: Joey Haar - Sep 30, 2016
References: independent & mashable
David Shrigley's 'Really Good' is a new statue that was just unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square, a heavily trafficked plaza in the center of the city. The undeniably cheeky statue depicts a seven-meter tall hand, cast in the same dark bronze of the square's other regal statues, giving the thumbs-up symbol.

The statue's plaque displays the hope that "this simple gesture will become a self-fulfilling prophecy: that things considered 'bad'... will benefit from a change of consensus towards positivity." In other words, the statue is a testament to the power of positive thinking.

Whether or not the plaque's exaltation is in earnest, one can't help but smile at the statue's disproportionately large thumb, especially when compared to the stern British lions that mount the other plinths in Trafalgar Square.