I took this photograph in 2012 while in London. I only realized after looking at the image that I had captured the gull above the statue’s head as well. I love surprises like that.
Every year a contemporary artwork is chosen to adorn the empty plinth in the Fourth Plinth Project series in Trafalgar Square. It has become an annual fixture in the London culture calendar and is considered a great honour for an artist.
This bronze statue of a little boy on a rocking horse was chosen for 2012, created by the Berlin-based Michael Elmgreen, from Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, from Norway.