May 14, 2006

Giraffes


Like many other cities, Edinburgh has invested heavily in public art projects, some of which are loved more than others. This is one of the latest which was unveiled outside the Omni entertainment centre in July of last year. Officially entitled 'Dreaming Spires' it shows two giraffes made up entirely of recycled motorbike and car parts. It is the work of a Scottish artist called Helen Denerley. I like them. What do you reckon?

11 comments:

Carol said...

I love them! And I like that I knew what they were. Sometimes art is so abstract that it goes over my head. ;)

Mark said...

I agree with Carol, sometimes you don't know what the hell your looking at.I agree with you these telephone poles are rather nice!

Nicola said...

I like them as well! And the fact that they are made of recycled parts of cars and motorbikes adds to the charm of it.

Nerissa said...

Wonderful bit of public art. I seem to be of the same sentiments as the others :I much prefer art which visually makes sense. Seeing a splash of red on a white canvas and calling it Anger: No 3 just doesn't turn my crank.

Marie McC said...

Nicola said what I was going to say! :)

midnitebara said...

love it too. agree with nerissa, I appreciate art that I can comprehend.

Anne said...

Wow that's an interesting piece...made up of recycled motorcycle and car parts!

Kris said...

Great addition! the use of animals like the giraffe is a nice change from the clichés :)

Wilf James said...

Giraffes in Edinburgh, but no Scottish chedder in France??

Great shots, both the cheese and the Giraffes.

Art for arts sake, and I love the concept and the imagination that allows people to turn objects into something completely different

This is me just catching up!

Adrian said...

I wondered what they were! I saw them last time I was in Edinburgh visiting friends. I was a bit tipsy at the time, so I did wonder what I was seeing!

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