20 Strange Sculptures (Part I)

By Village Mayor • Nov 17th, 2008 • Category: Art, Latest Post, The Best of Village of Joy

I really hate people taking photos near the sculptures. When I was traveling around the Europe with my friends, I just couldn’t get why people think that they have to make a photo near every sculpture.

Is it in our genes? Or is there some kind of magnet in those sculptures? Well ok, there might be some sculptures that I would like to have a photo standing near them… Check this awesome list of 20 strange sculptures around the world.

1. Vomiting Fountain Sculpture, London, UK

(Image credits: akanekal)

The sculptor really has a sense of humor, I see.

2. Traffic Light Tree, London, UK

(Image credits: Squirmelia)

What would you do if you stop by this traffic light while driving?

Designed by Pierre Vivant, “Traffic Light Tree” has 75 sets of traffic lights. The sculpture was created to mimic a tree structure and reflect the energy of the developing Canary Wharf area.

3. Fancy Cow, Düsseldorf, Germany

(Image credits: Farruska)

Is it a British police uniform? This sculpture stands in someone’s garden.

4. Skull on a man, Prague, Czech Republic

(Image credits: Steve Montgomery)

A really odd sculpture, that is said to be “inspired” by the works of Kafka.

5. Two peeing guys, Prague, Czech Republic

(Image credits: Chaymation)

Sculpture by David Cerny. Let’s just cite the picture author here:
” The idea is disarmingly simple. Two bronze sculptures pee into their oddly-shaped enclosure.
While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. An electric mechanism driven by a couple of microprocessors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents.
Visitor can interrupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The living statue then ‘writes’ the text of the message, before carrying on as before.”

6. Guy on a bicycle, Chile

(Image credits: peterme)

This guy has a spyglass instead of a head, and seems to be riding to the sky, towards the stars. A nice idea, when you think of it.

7. Ballerina man, Los Angelo’s, CA, USA

(Image credits: ‘SeraphimC)

If I met someone looking like that, I wouldn’t shake his hand.

8. Skeletons in love, Nong Khai, Northeast Thailand

(Image credits: peterkellystudios)

In love even after their death, must really stand out at the cemetery.

9. Certainties on the gravitation of an Elephant, Paris, France

(Image credits: PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE)

Quote: “At a distance of 18,000 km from the earth, the elephant Wursa could balance on her trunk.
It is on the basis of learned scientific calculations that Daniel Firman reached this conclusion, and came above all to produce this extraordinary work which confounds all our certainties regarding the gravitation of bodies.”

10. Sculpture of Pig as Chinese Monk, Phoenix, Arizona

(Image credits: Daniel Greene)

What is common between a monk and a pig?

11. The Spider that Ate Parliament, Ontario, Canada

(Image credits: Lone Primate)

“Shot from this angle, it appears to be attacking the Parliament Buildings. “ Notice a little guy near the spiders leg, the sculpture is really huge.

12. Disturbing sculpture, location unknown

(Image credits: orionoir)

I don’t get it – how can anyone create such sculptures? Ugly and disturbing! What’s the purpose of having it?

13. Pig the Cyclist, Texas, USA

(Image credits: ashe-villain)

Someone was using hard drugs..

14. Engagement Rings, Vancouver, Canada

(Image credits: Troy B Thompson)

Two engagement rings in the ground at English Bay.
By Dennis Oppenheim, made of glass, steel, and Aluminum. Must be a good place to engage.

15. Rusty Men, London, UK

(Image credits: mightyupsetter)

Quote from the photographer: “I’m fairly sure it’s Anthony Gormley, from the style and nature of the sculpture”

16. A Crocodile eating a Capitalist, Brooklyn, NY, USA

(Image credits: CC Chapman)

A crocodile eating a capitalist? I would have built such sewer covers all across the Soviet Union for the propaganda purposes!

17. Device to Root Out Evil, Vancouver, Canada

(Image credits: ms_cwang)

Sculpture by Dennis Oppenheim “Device to Root Out Evil”. Do you know the idea of this upside down church?

18. Mystic Carhenge near Alliance, Nebraska, USA

(Image credits: Kevin Saff)

Wikipedia: “Carhenge is a replica of England’s Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska on the High Plains. Instead of being made from stones (as is the case with the original Stonehenge), Carhenge is constructed of vintage American automobiles, all covered with gray spray paint. Built by Jim Reinders”

19. Chasing One Another, Tokyo, Japan

(Image credits: tanakawho)

I just love that one, what are they doing?

20. Passing through the wall, Montmartre, Paris

(Image credits: Chaymation)

It looks like this guy is passing through that wall. He also has an ugly hand. One of my favorites on this list of 20 strange sculptures.

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