A ‘breaking news’ message currently circulating via social media claims that a real-life angel has fallen from the sky in London. The message features an image depicting a rather elderly winged angel prone on the ground surrounded by netting.
The image has the interwebs all agog.
But, alas for angel lovers, the image does not depict an actual real-life, flesh and blood angel at all, but rather an art piece created by talented Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. The artists specialize in creating very realistic sculptures made from various materials.
The fallen angel sculpture is made from silica gel, fibreglass, stainless steel, and woven mesh. A write-up about the work on the artists’ website notes:
The angel sculpture was actually created back in 2008 but has recently gained renewed media attention. Mislabeled images of the sculpture have subsequently gone viral via social media.