Friday, 15 June 2007
The altar stone at Stonehenge, installed around 2,600 BC, is a six ton slab of sandstone brought by means unknown from Wales to Salisbury plain. rashbre central uses this as its icon at the top of the blog. The central monument in Banksy's latest installation is a replica of the ancient monument built on the site of the forthcoming Glastonbury festival.
Its made of a portable toilet that has been sawed in half and sunk into the Somerset field.
The Guardian today shows a druidic figure standing atop the monument, in tribute to the summer solstice on June 21, the first evening of the festival.
Banksy himself has no illusions about the sanctity of his work, however: "A lot of monuments are a bit rubbish," he said, "but this really is a pile of crap.