Sunday, January 18, 2009

Like toy soldiers

Look closely at that hitherto bafflingly pointless sculpture in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, and you'll see that it has been invaded by awesomeness:




Will Coles is behind the attack, opening up a new front in his campaign to glue stuff to other stuff.

But he's facing a green counter-attack:


A different kind of guerrilla gardening.

23 comments:

penelly said...

Oh that's fantastic! I love it! :D

Will said...

Sorry, I had to do it! I mean, what exactly IS the point of this appallingly '80's style 'sculpture'?! It looks like a bad sculpture designed by a bad architect!

W

karLos said...

the sculpture does make newtown look like bloody east berlin circa 1982 in winter...

Cassie said...

ha! That is completly awesome!
Fantastic idea

Fitzroyalty said...

Big up the awesomeness!

Rei Melody Mai said...

That's awesome!

Gledwood said...

That's ant-astic ... wah~waaah!!

v Escher-esque, too ;->...

W said...

Notice how the 'maze' isn't even a maze, there are no dead-ends! It's just the longest way of getting to the centre, rather like driving around Newtown (via various others suburbs just to travel one block!)

I hate bad sculptures!

Jeff VC said...

That is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing. And thanks to Will for the creative use of bad sculpture.

leetranlam said...

I think the seeds will win.

Maybe there is hope for all bad public sculpture after all!

Awesome.

andy said...

I gather then that the line of different coloured soldiers that were (very briefly) atop the green utility box thingy just before the bedford st tunnel on the trafalgar st end were also part of this? they looked terrific

grrl+dog said...

ha!

THat is fantastic.
I always thought it the world's dullest lump of public art.

cheers!

Zill said...

that's what I love about Newtown

such a crazy effin place. awwwww.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in Newtown and I've never seen any of this stuff (Except for the TV'S and remotes which I love and always have to touch...). This blog is wonderful and I will keep my peepers open more in future :)

diana said...

That is really cool and exactly what brings a smile to my face. What a great blog, thanks for being my nosey neighbour and bringing us these things.

badpauly said...

As always, nice work Will.

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for years to hear in the news that a drunk has been impaled on the thing.

Rei Melody Mai said...

Hey love your blog... here is something you missed out on:

http://cultureofwinning.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-is-why-i-love-newtown.html

It's still there I think if you want to check it out!

comicstriphero said...

Hmmm, I really like that sculpture. Always seemed to me to sum up Newtown as a bit of an island, surrounded by a perplexing, boring and misleading bunch of 'other places'.

pharmacy said...

That is one cool design, very original.

viagra said...

jajajaja I love this art concept, using toys soldier and moderm art, you can notice the idea of the author, and the feeling he want to transmit to the public.

xlpharmacy said...

I though that the post was about the music video of eminem haha anyway what i like about pictures is the seed plants for war, makes me remember a video game called plants vs zombies haha

Anonymous said...

Hi Will, I'm doing a university assignment on street art/craft and would love to know if you'd be interested in being a part of it. It's not 100% approved, but even if I just get an ok for participation I would love to focus partly on what you do. Are you able to email me at kitcat_684@hotmail.com
thanks, Natalie