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ARCHITECT Maria Rosa Kramer joined the unveiling of the £85,000 Swirl sculpture she designed for Didcot’s Orchard shopping centre.

The stainless steel sculpture on steps near Sainsbury’s represents the peeling skin of an apple.

London-based Ms Kramer, 39, had her design selected in a competition advertised by the Arts Council of England.

Following the official unveiling on Saturday, the mother-of-two said: “It was fantastic to finally see it in context and I think it looks better in reality than it did in the designs too.

“I like the mirror-effect of the stainless steel, because people have been stopping to look at their reflections, so that’s great.

“Public spaces is something I’m very interested in and the idea with this was to make something that strengthened the identity of Didcot.”