Sculptures are the norm in the city where I’m staying and house hunting, but fortunately, they’re usually less eerie than this installation in the river.
I heard someone talking about being out for a late night walk and seeing these figures emerging from the river as he crossed over the pedestrian bridge.
I checked it out for myself the next morning, and I’m really glad I wasn’t the one who first saw them late at night while out alone in the dark.
They were removed almost as quickly as they appeared, and we can only speculate as to whether that’s because it was a limited time installation, or because people complained that they were scaring small children…
While I know art can be in the eye of the beholder….Some art should be something you have to go inside to see. To see stuff like this with kids around right out in public……….well heck the artist should be made to pay for the therapy of those who freaked out lol
While it certainly shows talent, it is not my style and I am sure not the style of little ones. Is this a major city in Denmark where they were?
OMG! Soooo creepy!
Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ says
Creepiness aside, I’m still puzzling at the symbolism of it all. It is very well executed, interesting and thought provoking! Does the large figure symbolize a parasite on the emaciated? Perhaps the haves being carried and fattened by the have~nots?? Who knows?! I am with you in that I’d hate to come across it in the dark without knowing beforehand that they are statues!!
Kerri: It’s not Copenhagen, but it’s one of the bigger cities in Southern Jutland.
Tracey: Your interpretation pretty much matched our conclusion. It sure got people talking! I wish I’d thought to shoot a few photos of people looking at it.
A Joyful Chaos says
A little disturbing.