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Amy Winehouse Sculpture Planned: "It's Not Going to Be Cheesy," Artist Says

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Sculptor Scott Eaton has taken on quite the task.

The artist has been commissioned by Amy Winehouse's parents to create a life-size bronze sculpture of the late artist, which will be displayed at the famous London music venue The Roadhouse—the last place Winehouse performed at before her death.

And Eaton explains to E! News that the singer's family will remain a part of his creative process every step of the way.

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"There's a lot of artistic decisions that I have to make, but you know, they're just going to be there—it's Mitch's daughter, so we want him to be happy," he tells us, referring specifically to Amy's dad, Mitch Winehouse. "And we want her family and close friends and relatives to all kind of say, 'That's definitely Amy.'"

Unlike many of Eaton's works, this sculpture will not be a nude. In fact, he has been combing through Winehouse's wardrobe to find the perfect sartorial inspiration.
"We've been working through wardrobe selections," he explains. "Some things that Amy's worn, that are kind of iconic dress, so that people will recognize her. And I have access to some of the dresses that she would have worn. I photographed those for details and shoes and accessories and all the things that are a part of her style."

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And, of course, no statute of Winehouse would not be complete without her famous beehive.

"Absolutely. Absolutely," Eaton says when asked if he'll replicate her signature hairdo. "I've gotten instruction on how her beehive is put together and how she would do it. Something that I never thought I'd learn, but I now know all about beehive stuff."
The moment Eaton is trying to recreate will not be of Winehouse singing at a microphone, but instead, "she's going to be installed on the balcony in the Roundhouse [Theatre] in the Camden area, because Camden is her home where she lived. So she's kind of looking back towards Camden Town from the balcony."

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He added, "So it's not going to be...cheesy. She's not with a microphone or anything like that. It's going to be kind of natural, if you will, as if she was up there on the balcony, looking back towards home."

Eaton is now combing through photos and memorabilia and watching old videos to make sure he captures not just Winehouse's look, but also her essence.
"It's about Amy," says Eaton. "It's all about really trying to capture her character in the piece."

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