Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Collins Penguin

This penguin critter finally has a context. It sat alone in a space for a long time, part of Docklands art projects. I was in town just before christmas and went to the Bureau of Meteorology at the Collins Street Extension to buy a weather calendar for Step Father and Step Mother and her partner. Step Father's pending demise saved me about eighteen dollars. His actual demise cost a lot more. Oh that I could have gotten away with just the price of a calendar.

Do you reckon the penguin looks pretty good from this angle?

15 comments:

  1. Train travellers see his back, and he looks robust, even menacing.
    Happy Feet indeed.

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  2. It's a rather stupid-looking statue if you ask me. I'd prefer some graffiti-murals like the ones they have around my neck of the woods.

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  3. Yeah Ann, I suppose they would. I don't think it was put there to please train travellers.

    I am sure you like your almost inner city grunge Reuben. I have been there and done that and moved on. Hasten to add, just different.

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  4. Gah! That penguin always gives me the heebee geebees! LOL

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  5. I thought it was a pigeon with a touch of mange or bird flu.

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  6. hah, i thought it was a badly shaped eagle or something!!

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  7. You are all philistines. I like the penguin, therefore is it good art.

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  8. I'm with Fenz, though I might have suggested it was a *baldly* shaped eagle. (Boom, boom!)

    As the little boy in the crowd told us, that Emperor (penguin) has no clothes.

    Obviously you don't know much about penguins, but you know what you like. (Precisely my feelings about ducks ... a l'orange.)

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  9. Anonymous1:56 pm

    I too thought it was an eagle!!! Vik.

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  10. I have always been intrigued by this bird. Is it an Angry Penguin?

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  11. Vik, since when does and eagle stand like a penguin?

    The little boy in the crowd, LS, sounds smart.

    Probably is angry LiD, hearing all the negative comments about itself.

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  12. You have a naughty sense of the term 'art', Andrew.

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  13. I hate to say it, but I was on the eagle bandwagon too....who says it's a penguin? It doesn't look like a penguin. Does it dance? Does it surf?

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  14. I said Deb! No one trusts me. An eagle it is then.

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  15. Reuben, public art is that which makes people look. People to look at the penguin, sorry, eagle.

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