Breastfeeding Statue Salutes Star

08.06.09 Artist unveils sculpture of Angelina Jolie in the nude and double-breastfeeding.


A nude sculpture of a breastfeeding Angelina Jolie will be unveiled Sept. 11 in the Oklahoma City area, E! Online reports. Artist Daniel Edwards' latest work adds to his list of celebrity depictions, including Britney Spears giving birth, Oprah Winfrey and her dogs, plus Paris Hilton and the Octomom.

The sculpture, called "Landmark for Breastfeeding," shows the superstar in the nude and nursing her and Brad Pitt's twins; it's meant to rest on a park bench, the artist says.

Edwards said he was inspired by Jolie's cover of W magazine last year. (Watch a video of him discussing his latest work.) Crib Notes reported on the frenzy over the personal photos of her breastfeeding, which had the Web buzzing with opinions (good and bad!). Eventually, the movie star mother of six stopped breastfeeding, but not before shining the celebrity spotlight on the importance of nursing. Even if it's just a few weeks or a few months, breastfeeding is beneficial to your baby's (and in her case, babies') short- and long-term health.

After its unveiling in Oklahoma, the statue will move on to an exhibit in London.

Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.