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More elegant noses for the beautiful islanders
Even the most beautiful people have some flaws. What disturbs Luise Kimme are the noses: "I’m going to redo all of them," she says, an ambitious goal in mind.

By Bernhard Grdseloff
Luise Kimme: cosmetic surgery...
Luise Kimme: cosmetic surgery...
...on the noses: sculpture
...on the noses: sculpture

A professor at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf (Germany), she spends half the year in Tobago and has dedicated her artistic work to a single task: erecting monuments to the inhabitants of the island.

She imported the oak wood herself, and created 86 larger-than-life sized figures over the last 20 years, which people can come to admire in her palace-like house. "I love the beauty of the Tobago people, their broad shoulders, slim hips, long necks, the way they walk," raves the Bremen-born admirer, discovering ever-new delightful features in the islanders.

Recently she discovered that the real noses are actually much more elegant than those of her sculptures. Reason enough for the perfectionist to subject every single one of them to cosmetic surgery: using a chisel and sandpaper…
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