Art and imagery takes on all forms, and these pics of statues from countries around the world show that.
This statue of the Ferryman and the Starving Buddha are from Victoria�s Way Park in County Wicklow, Ireland. The Ferryman of Victoria�s Way has always been a fascinating subject. This character of Greek mythology ferries the souls from the living to Hades in a boat that crosses from life to death is as ominous as he is necessary.
This giant bug-on-a-pin rises 23 meters above the courtyard of the Historic University Library in Leuven in Belgium. The work of Belgium artist Jan Fabre, represents the exact beauty and perfect working mechanism that a insect�s body and a timepiece have in common. So: clock and green beetle skewered on the giant pin – same same.
If you are passing through the Heron Quays Roundabout located in Canary Wharf, London, this monumental traffic light tree is sure to catch your attention. The lights flash in random sequence and if you are not prepared, you are heading for trouble.
In the Atacam Desert in Chile, the desert landscape stretches for miles in every direction, unchanged except for a human hand that rises out of the sand. The statue is the work of Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrazabal. He also has another statue rising from the water in Punta del Este at Brava Beach called Monument to the Drowned.
This Saint on an upside down dead horse, by sculptor David Cerny, hangs at the Lucerna Palace in Prague.
This is Carhenge. This monument, built in 1987 by experimental artist Jim Reinders and 30 family members in Alliance, Nebraska, is an exact replica except for the fact they he used old cars, a pickup truck, a 62? caddy, and an ambulance. The structure is accurately proportionate to the real Stonehenge.
The American�s answer to the English Monument, he came up with the idea after his beloved Father�s death in 1962 and is a way to pay tribute to him. Its hometown of Alliance, Nebraska was at first opposed to the idea but are now grateful as they enjoy the tourist dollars brought by this truly unique piece.
Controversy abounded when the �cocoz�o� (big turd in Portuguese) was erected in the region of Ponta Grossa, Brazil. However, the monument wasn�t meant to symbolize a turd in the first place. The idea was to represent a mix of the region�s pine trees and rock formations, which, obviously didn�t quite came out as intended – pine cone gone bad maybe?
OMG – could anything be more frightening than this image? This is like an evil version f the Brothers Grimm, and they were pretty hardcore! Bern Switzerland is the home of the Kindlifresser. The Child Eater has stood ominously since 1546, yet there is no record of why it was built.