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A post card from the 4th Plinth

Sculptor Antony Gormley invited people from the UK to help create a living monument in London by having individuals occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Each individual will occupy the Plinth for one hour, and be able to use the time as a platform for whatever they wish (as long as it is legal). As of this writing, there are over 27,000 applicants for the 2400 places that are available over the 100 days of the One & Other project.

My friend Anna, whom I met via Script Frenzy, was one of the first people to ascend to the Plinth in the First Week (July 9th, 2009 from 4 to 5 am). Anna decided to write 12 postcards to document her time on the Plinth.

So the call went out. Anna asked for people to put forward names of people who were deserving of a postcard. Knowing that I am selfless, you are no doubt not shocked that I offered my own name, as it's one of the few things that I own outright.

So with all the names submitted, it only left actually standing on the Plinth for one hour. You can see full hour video here.

I was amazed that I was actually selected for one of the postcards (my brief moment of fame comes @ 47 minutes into the video). I bet you aren't that surprised, given the title of the post. Anna has said that the recipients can do whatever they wish with the postcard, so I have decided to scan it and post it here, where very very few people will read it.

A Postcard From The 4th Plinth

In case you can't read it. It says:

They're beeping!
It's amazing. I can't
say words. You're the
last. With love
from the plinth,
Anna x

Because of my selfless and modest nature, I like to believe that even though part of the text reads: You're the last I like to believe that it does actually say: You're the best.

I'm pleased to get the postcard and it takes pride of place on my corkboard at work.

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