Sand sculpture depicts Theresa May being beheaded

The sculpture of Theresa May with her head under the guillotine.

The sculpture of Theresa May with her head under the guillotine. - Credit: Archant

A graphic sculpture has been causing controversy among visitors in Weston-super-Mare this week.

Theresa May with her head under the guillotine in anti-Brexit sculpture.

Theresa May with her head under the guillotine in anti-Brexit sculpture. - Credit: Archant

The model is a new addition to Weston Sand Sculpture Festival.

It depicts a large globe with Theresa May in the centre, throwing her head under a falling guillotine.

Outside of Europe sit Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - rubbing their hands together with glee as they watch the imminent beheading.

This year's theme of 'What If...?' has enabled artists to create conceptual pieces of art portraying some important and alarming messages from climate change to feminism.

The new sculpture is due to be completed on Wednesday.

The new sculpture is due to be completed on Wednesday. - Credit: Archant

More: Weston Sand Sculpture Festival theme for 2019 revealed.


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The hot topic of Brexit was nowhere to be seen at Easter when the event first opened, but a space was kept free for it.

Artistic leader and event organiser Nicola Wood said: "Of course we wanted to include Brexit and in fact we built a large block ready for a dramatic piece once the decision had been made - promised immediately before our opening.

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"We are still waiting, and the empty block became a sad reminder of the purgatory state we are in, so we decided to change tack."

Dutch artist and activist Johannes Hogebrink is at the halfway point in his piece.

Putin and the guillotine almost complete and Johannes is now working on Theresa May as she looks up in horror at her self-inflicted demise.

The sculpture is expected to be finished by Wednesday.

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