10 Weird Sculptures That Take ‘WTH’ To A Whole New Level.
Gun Totem, South Main St Providence, Rhode Island.
Artist Boris Bally, created this erratic monument in 2001, with guns he bought from a fireman buy-back program. It took more than 1,000 guns to give full shape to the pillar. Fortunately, the guns used for the project were disabled and fossilized beneath a layer of concrete. The 12-feet-high pillar is right in front of the Providence’s Federal Courthouse.
The Skywhale, Canberra, Australia.
The Skywhale is a hot air balloon, first unveiled on the hundredth anniversary of Australia’s capital, Canberra in 2013. The balloon was designed by one of the country’s best sculptor, Patricia Piccinini, who wanted to "create a creature that was massive and wondrous, existing somewhere between the impossible and the unlikely."
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Kindlifresser Fountain, Bern, Switzerland.
The Kindlifresser (or child eater) fountain has been scaring the hell out of the town’s children since 1546. It’s easy to see why; the Kindlifresser is happily munching on a newborn’s head, while the other petrified children watch in complete horror. According to Bern’s locals, the fountain’s main purpose was to create a sort of boogeyman figure for the town’s children so they would behave themselves.
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Maman, Ottawa, Canada.
Louise Bourgeois, a French sculptor, is the brain child of this terrifying sculpture. Maman, which is French for mother, is a 30-foot-bronze spider carrying a sac of 26 eggs in her mouth. The artist said that the figure is a symbol of motherly love and is an ode to the artist’s own mother.
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Totem, Leuven, Belgium.
Belgian artist, Jan Febre, presented this piece of art on the 575th anniversary of the Catholic University of Leuven. The piece is a giant beetle being impaled by a 70-foot needle. Febre said he wanted the structure to represent the spirit of the city and its university.
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