A sculpture seen at Raffles Place. I like how it uses a popular toy item to relay its idea. After some checking online, I found that this type of panel of components is called a sprue, thanks to this post.
What I like about it is the void at the bottom left where there’s a dedicated space for two persons to stand, to be part of the sculpture. I thought that was a cute touch.
- mocoloco.com – TURBO Car Kit Wall Sculpture by Jellio (20 December 2005)
- jellio.com – ‘Drive-In’ sculpture
- makezine.com – Life-size boat model kit sprue (16 December 2009)
- designboom.com – Michael Johansson’s injection molded assembly sets (01 September 2013)
A tourist friend who had visited several times and passed by the area many times was again in town recently. He was excited when he thought he spotted something new as we were strolling around Boat Quay. I told him the cute sculptures of the cats have been there for some time, but I was happy to see his face all lit up and be part of his joy as he regarded the bronze cats with wonder and amusement.
According to the ‘properties’ of this digital shot, I had taken this photo in March 2004.
So it’s been exactly ten years since I last said hi. This one was taken about a week ago.
I love this cute fat bird, with its Boterismo proportions and its little beady eyes. It may look serious and uncomfortable, tense even, but it still has an irresistable air of whimsy that puts a smile on my face whenever I walk past it.
Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs Elysées in Paris.
This image is from Wikipedia, by the user ‘Jonatancarvajal’, and captioned “Botero Plaza in his hometown of Medellín is a popular tourist site for taking pictures.” Click image to go to source.
This colourful sculpture is found in front of Plaza Singapura. Everytime I look at it I’m reminded of Keith Haring, one of my favourite artists.
Day 49 of ‘100 Happy Days‘.