Luke Jerram's Sculpture of a Girl Stops People & Trains in Their Tracks

 - Nov 25, 2013
References: lukejerram & lustik.tumblr
This haunting sculpture of a girl by Luke Jerram is installed at platform one at the Bristol Temple Meads train station. If you were standing a distance away from the sculpture of 'Maya,' you'd probably be fooled into thinking she was a lost child. The sculpture of a girl is clutching a phone and looking off into the distance, as if she's lost or waiting for someone.

Seeing a child completely alone is obviously some cause for concern, but when people at the train station approach 'Maya,' they soon realize that she is not real at all.

Jerram create this incredibly life-life sculpture by abstracting an image of his own daughter. The art piece speaks to issues like anonymity and the permanence of images on the Internet. Jerram wonders: "will photos of us remain on the internet forever? Or will they simply get lost and become anonymous in the billions of images we upload each year?"