LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The six latest model artworks submitted for use on an unoccupied plinth in London's Trafalgar Square range from a car destroyed in Iraq to a family of meerkats.
The submissions, unveiled at the National Gallery, also include Antony Gormley's proposal to put 8,760 members of the public on the plinth at different times in one-hour shifts to use the vacant platform as a soapbox to air their concerns, The Independent reported Wednesday.
Tracey Emin said her idea for a family of meerkats would symbolize unity and safety. Jeremy Deller suggested bringing a burnt-out car over from Iraq and displaying it in the space.
A structure designed by Anish Kapoor for the platform would be comprised of five concave mirrors arranged to make the world appear upside down.
Artist Patrick Brill proposed the plinth play host to a 100-foot tall illuminated sign spelling out "Make Art, Not War" in French.
Yinka Shonibare also chose a military theme for her prospective artwork, a scale replica of HMS Victory -- the first ship of the line in the British Royal Navy and the oldest naval ship still in commission -- in a giant glass bottle.
The winner of the spot is expected to be announced by the Fourth Plinth Commissioning group in the spring.