I was stopped in my tracks though as I glanced through the BBC coverage and read:
The statue - made by local artist Andrew Edwards - is the brainchild of Irish author Don Mullan who has written a book about the star called The Hero Who Could Fly.Back in 2006, Don Mullan emailed me after I blogged about a piece he wrote on this very subject in The Times.
I googled him out of interest yesterday. He is an interesting man according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Mullan, which also appears to explain the Tutu connection.
As I wrote at the time, "the rich and intricate connections we can make in this new medium never fail to astonish me".