Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Huge Toy at Dockland

Shot from the metal seat at Waterview Walk

Emily Floyd 
Painted aluminium sculpture, 2004 
Waterview Walk, Docklands
Melbourne artist Emily Floyd’s Signature Work is a playful addition to the public art collection at Docklands. Resembling an abstracted toy rabbit, it is intended to amuse and confound passers-by. Standing nearly four metres high and coated in black Polyurethane paint, the aluminium-plate sculpture is also reminiscent of futuristic creations such as Darth Vader, or the menacing rabbit figure in the film Donny Darko. Planted in the urban landscape of Docklands, the presence of this giant rabbit is both cute and unsettling as it looms over the viewer.

6 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

J Bar said...

Wow! That is big.
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Hilda said...

I like it! I think it's fun. Do kids try climbing and sliding on it?

Greyscale Territory said...

This reminds me of the rabbit version of Rodin's The Thinker! Great looking sculpture!

anjoe playhouse said...

Big problems for the carrot farmers ;-)

JM said...

That is a pretty cool rabbit!

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