MYSTERY OF ‘ ROUNDABOUT BANKSY’
Yet another mysterious sculpture has appeared on one of Ashford’s main roundabouts.
The latest addition is on the busy M20 Junction 9 roundabout and features a hare being teased by a carrot on a stick.
It appears a month after another sculpture, which still has not been removed, appeared on the Eureka Park roundabout, featuring the sculpture of a man swimming away from three sharks.
From a distance, the animal themed-sculptures seem to be random pieces of art. However, up close to the models, there appears to be a hidden message.
The sculptures both feature small stickers relating to the European Union and the UK.
On the Eureka Park roundabout sculpture the three sharks all feature an EU sticker with “GB” written in the middle of the stars.
It is believed that a sticker with England written on it was also stuck on the swimmer. However, this has since been removed.
The hare on the Junction 9 roundabout has the UK flag stuck onto it; the animal is looking up to a carrot being dangled on a stick above its head. Like the shark sculptures, the carrot has an EU flag on it.
So far, no one has come forward to claim ownership of either of the artworks or to explain the real messages behind them.
Not only is it baffling residents but the authorities too.
A spokesman for Kent Highways said: “We have no idea about the sculptures or who’s behind it. So far there are no plans to remove them.”
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The hare and the carrot on the M20 junction 9 roundabout, complete with EU and GB stickers