Next month Amy would turn 31 and on her 31st birthday a life-size brass sculpture will be unveiled. The statue was designed and made by a London artist and designer Scott Eaton, and it will adorn the Camden Stables from September 14th and on.
Amy was exceptional
“I had a meeting with Camden council and they told me they don’t usually allow statues until 20 years after someone has died. But in Amy’s case they made an exception,” said Mitch Winehouse.
“It’s a great honor to have the statue in the Stables. Amy was an integral part of Camden and still is, so you couldn’t really think of putting a statue for her anywhere else, could you really?” he added.
The statue was first supposed to be placed in front of the Camden Roundhouse, however the Stables was chosen over Camden because it allows more accessibility and because Mitch thinks people should remember Amy by her work and music and not by her death.
“We want to try and get people away from Camden Square where Amy’s house was because although it was a lovely house and she loved it there, it’s got bad memories for everyone including her fans,” said Mitch. “By taking the focal point back into the stables it will create a better atmosphere and people will be able to remember Amy how she was.”
“It’s going to be a magnificent sculpture and we want it to be something positive to remember her by.”