A NEW sculpture has been mocked for looking like a big toilet plunger.
The 18ft Tree Charter Champion Pole is part of a £20,000 installation at Lincoln Castle.
The sculpture’s long oak ‘handle’ makes it look unmistakably like a huge plunger
The project is to help celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest. But the art work’s long oak “handle” and concrete base makes it look like a plunger, say critics.
Visitor Richard Robinson, 43, of Lincoln, said: “There is no denying it looks like a loo plunger.
“But it’s beautiful.”
The 6½-ton monument was carved by Simon Clements, 57, of Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire.
He said: “Calling it that makes me chuckle.”
Cast-iron sculpture by renowned artist Antony Gormley stands tall in Saddell Castle, Kintyre