Category Archives: sculpture

What to do with a prize-winning cow on stilts that gives no milk?!



Halifax sculpture: John Greer’s “Origins”

Located in downtown Halifax Nova Scotia, outside the NS Art Gallery: “Origins” (1995).  What a pleasant surprise! Tucked around the corner, just outside the NSAG entrance. More info is available here:



Are aliens responsible for the giant naked Amazon lady in Flat River PEI?!

This 6 foot tall nude sculpture has been halting traffic on the TransCanada Highway in rural PEI since 1974. She’s a right beauty, and sometimes in the spring she wears a grass skirt.  As far as I know, she’s one of a kind, at least here on the Island…which is saying somethin’ 😉


Right wing hate slogans on “Queen’s vagina” to remain, unwhite-washed

The sculptor of “dirty corner” (aka the Queen’s vagina) located in Versailles France says that he will not remove hateful graffiti from his sculpture, for educational reasons.

Anish Kapoor is being sued for not removing the racist graffiti.  What do you think?

This is how Greek statues really looked before the paint wore off.

Thanks to UV light and other modern methods, we can see how grey classic statues rediscover their original gaudy coloured tones.  Suitable for the foyer of a Mom and Pop Greek restaurant.


Christo’s “Floating Piers” on Northern Italian Lake is so popular it must be closed at night

Only a few days remaining until July 3, when this floating public art installation will be dismantled. Run, don’t walk…

Huge fabric bridge in Italy closes for a stretch as visitors wear it out | Art and design | The Guardian

Walk on water. On Lake Iseo in Northern Italy. For 2 weeks only, starting June 18th

Christo is still stitchIng together the final touches for his 3km long floating pathway across Lake Iseo…some golden yellow fabric to cover the floating walkway. “Floating piers”


Walk on water: Christo floats 3km path across Italy’s Lake Iseo | Art and design | The Guardian

Music by the sea, made by the sea (Croatia)

This set of musical pipes was built in 2005, and is similar to the sea-powered musical pipes created years ago by Eduardo Chillida in San Sebastián Spain.

Lord Nelson reimagined…admiral’s famous London statue gets makeover by Greenpeace

Yesterday, Greenpeace staged an unusual protest…by putting gas masks on many of the famous statues across the city.  This landmark event was meant to highlight London’s poor performance at controlling smog (the new London fog?!).


Airports are good for more than landing airplanes

…like display of big sculptures in accessible open public space. Here is a cool work by Smaban Abbas at Cairo international airport.

photo by talkingbeautifulstuff blog