Human-ities · Performativity · Public Space · Sculpt/Install

Amanda Whittaker – In love with Libby (The Statue of Liberty)

Amanda Whittaker, 27, has an unusual condition known as objectum sexuality, which means she falls in love with inanimate objects.

The monument is the latest in a long line of objects that Amanda has fallen in love with, as she admitted to the Sun on Sunday that she had a passionate affair with a drum kit in her teens.

Speaking to the newspaper, she said: ‘She is my long-distance lover and I am blown away by how stunning she is.

‘Other people might be shocked to think I can have romantic feelings for an object, but I am not the same as them.’

Amanda has filled her home in Leeds with memorabilia related to the statue and revealed that she has often thought about tying the knot with the object, which she affectionately calls ‘Libby’.

Text via Metro
Image above: Amanda Whittaker has a shrine to the Statue of Liberty in her home (Pic: Ross Parry)

For more on Objectum Sexuality see our previous post on Erika Eiffel (aka. Mrs. Berliner Mauer) and her love story with the Berlin Wall.

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