Amy Winehouse would have turned 31 years old this month, and a special tribute has been created for the singer in London in the form of a statue. The piece inspired some words from her father, Mitch, who said the artist did a wonderful job in capturing his daughter.
“It is incredibly emotional to see Amy immortalized like this, but Scott (Eaton) has done an amazing job in capturing her. It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time. The Winehouse family are very grateful to Scott and we really hope Amy’s fans love the statue. We want to remind everyone of her talent and that her legacy, through her music and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, carries on. Camden meant a lot to Amy and vice versa and to have her forever standing at the heart of the hustle and bustle of that area just fits,” he said, according to NME.
The piece is done in pale bronze except for a red rose tucked into her signature beehive, and her hand rests on one hip, giving the artwork a touch of the sexy, sassy attitude Winehouse was known for.
Winehouse was found dead in her home in 2011, allegedly from alcohol poisoning. Her father acknowledged that the statue unveiling was a bittersweet moment, but was happy that she will be remembered for years to come.
“It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions, ladies and gentlemen. They don’t put statues up to people that are with us anymore, so it kind reinforces the fact that physically, she’s gone. But spiritually, she’ll never leave us,” he told The Telegraph.