Take it to the plinth

Originally designed back in 1841 to display a mediocre-sounding statue of a horse, Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth has since played host to an array of unexpected guests, including Marc Quinn's nude sculpture of disabled sculptor Alison Lapper and Antony Gormley's platform from last year, which invited members of the public - with slightly irritating self satisfaction - to "become a work of art".

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Last week The Fourth Plinth Program unveiled the latest six candidates to go up for the prestigious position, and the selection was unusually sedate - in so much as all of the offerings are in effect "traditional" sculptures, yes that's including Katharina Fritsch's giant Yves Klein blue cockerel.

Our favourite of the six has got to be the giant, bricked-up take on a Battenberg cake designed by Brian Griffiths. Completely un-British and utterly inspired, Griffiths has got our vote. Other offerings include Hew Locke's medallion-adorned take on a traditional equine sculpture, Mariele Neudecker's elevated cross-section of a mountain range, a gilded organ by Allora and Calzadilla and a cherub on a rocking horse by uber-cool British artists Elmgreen & Dragset.

Seeing as we're going to have to live with whatever takes to the plinth for some time, we want your thoughts on this year's entries - send them in, positive or negative, to online@esquire.co.uk and you could see them posted on the site.

www.london.gov.uk/fourthplinth