The skateboarders of Southend, Essex received a nice surprise this week when a skateboard appeared on a £50,000 sculpture that sits outside Southend Victoria station. Originally crafted by Belgian sculptor Rene Julien, the deck, made to look like bronze from acrylic, is the handy work of artist Laura Keeble who managed to sneak the addition in this Monday.
The piece known as the Return, has been checked out by the local council, who seem to have accepted the gift since thumbs went up from local skaters who have cheekily added a pair of Vans and a can of drink to the structure. Word has it that skateboarders are now discussing possibilities of a new skatepark with them. Well done to all involved.