Monday, January 26, 2009


























16 comments:

moi said...

These make me marvel at the skill it takes – and the impulse – to create on such a level. Happy Mute Monday!

TROLL said...

These were great. I liked the big curious blue bear the most. Where is that?

Happy Mute Monday!

Aunty Belle said...

Amazin'!! I'll have the Cherry lease--a bit of mirth is what I need after mah treatment of the theme!

Well done FIshy!

Happy MM!

fishy said...

Moi...it takes a differnet kind of brain to think in this scale and some amazing equipment to actuallly create and install the visions. But on some of these, did you not wonder HOW on earth the artist got funded?

Troll, I'll have to go back and look, I don't actually remember the
location. I love whimsey in art, relates to the child in all of us!

Aunty Belle...you do need an infusion of happy following the BIG BAD BRUTAL BOTHERSOM subjects on your posting. To tell ya fer truf...I'se a bit surprised ya didn't call me out on the tossed church sculpture! Again...how in Heaven's name did the artist get funds for this public sculpture?

I got a question...would ya'll walk under than giant spider sculpture straddling the sidewalk or would you go around? Would you sit with the Octopus along the bay or stare into those gazing eyeballs?

fishy said...

Troll,
The BIG blue bear sculpture is 40' tall constructed of a steel frame with a composite cement and fiberglas finish. The name of the sculpture is "I see what you mean" and is at the Colorado Convention
Center. Artist is Lawrence Argent and there is a video on the installation process....just type "big blue bear sculpture" into your search engine and there are multiple video choices from which to choose.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Big art! My favorite is the Muskee at the Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI. Happy MM!!!

Short said...

I like the balloon animal :)

K9 said...

the big jeff koons poodle. grrrrrrrrrrah! no, i like them all. love big scale sculpture. atl has a calder mobile in the museums front yard. no big fishes??? happy MM!

fishy said...

Short,
The balloon dog IS fun isn't it?

I really like the horse sculpture as I have seen one of this series ... they are brilliantly constructed from driftwood found along the beaches....
made me yearn to win a really big lottery so I could have one of my own...sigh!

fishy said...

K9,
Pics #2, 5 and 20 are fish. I bet ATL has some great public art...but silly me...I tried t stay away from the known.

Gypsy said...

I'm with Mr Troll...I loved that Bear and I also liked the horses heads (mosaics I think). Some of them were just bizarre and some quite frightening....not fond of spiders Im afraid, not even giant fake ones :)

Happy Mute Monday Fishy.

pamokc said...

OOOH! I totally missed your Mute Monday. Please excuse me! But I adore that bear peaking in the window!!!! Love love.

Bear said...

Sorry I'm late Fishy... I like your treatment of the theme, I love art, I love sculpture, I love big artistic sculpture, but above all else... I love big arty sculptures of bears, and I just love that curious blue fellow.

Happy MM and the rest of the week to you.

The Java Junkie said...

Excellent big stuff! I love that baby - how disconcerting it would be to find that in your path! Happy very late MM!

TROLL said...

I forgot Blowfish's official name and called him "greybeard fish" today. Grrherhahahahhahahahahaa.

florida born rotty said...

please find time to WRITE> i liked your love letter to florida over at trolls. damn girl that was good. you know i love the smell of coppertone suntan lotion. mmmmmmmmm