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Mother Love by Philip Tong
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Lullaby Land
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Burnaby, British Columbia

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has used wire to recreate an early Christian church on an archaeological site in Siponto, a port town in southern Italy. The huge installation is located on the site of a church built in the Roman settlement between the 11th and 12th centuries, but deserted following earthquakes in the 13th century. Tresoldi, who specialises in large-scale wire sculptures, has previously created both architectural and figurative pieces for venues including the British art and music festival Secret Garden Party. But this sculpture will remain in place indefinitely.
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On this day in 2003, Queen Elizabeth II appointed actress Helen Mirren a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to the Performing Arts. 

The above photo was captured during the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. which she attended for her role in The Passion of Ayn Rand. 

© 1999 | Photo by Fred Hayes / WireImage