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Artist ploughs Statue of Liberty for Obama

'Sad face, cross of poverty' says Dario Gambarin

25 March, 19:04
Artist ploughs Statue of Liberty for Obama (ANSA) - Verona, March 25 - A northern Italian land artist has ploughed a gigantic Statue of Liberty with a cross added to its crown in honour of Thursday's historic meeting between Pope Francis and United States President Barack Obama.

Dario Gambarin said his work, carved into a 35,000-metre-square field near Verona, "has a sad and ironic face which underscores the historic moment we are going through, and it carries the cross of persistent poverty".

Gambarin has in the past devoted huge ploughed works to both Francis and Obama, separately.