Viewers are encouraged to mount the pedestal, slide their arms through William's, and slip into the ring.
I like what Rubbell told Whitewall magazine about how she views the art world: "You know, the 'don’t touch,' fundamentally intimidating feeling of being inside of a museum. It’s really scary and off-putting, even to people who are extremely culturally literate. Walking into a museum is an intensely intimidating experience. Or, in some ways, walking into an art gallery is more intimidating than walking into a museum. By allowing people to do the very thing that they know they’re not supposed to do, it breaks down some wall for them between themselves, and even the art world.
"Art people have a harder time making that transgression immediately than everyone else. When I did the Prince William sculpture in London, people were much quicker to hop up on the pedestal and put their finger through the ring with him than an art world person was, who is waiting to understand what the interactivity is as determined by the artist."