Monday, March 14, 2011

What a colorful monkey!

Can you guess what was used to create this sculpture?
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For perspective, look at the size of this!
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Some closer views...

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Have your figured it out yet?
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"Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman created this giant flip-flop sculpture of a fat and colorful monkey, lazily fallen flat on its backside. Constructed with the help of local students in São Paulo, where the Fat Monkey” project was created, Hofman selected Brazil’s very own infamous flip-flop icon as the material of choice to construct the gargantuan installation. The “Fat Monkey” sculpture is the latest addition in a series entitled Obeastitas and was created for the Pixel-Show conference in São Paulo."  (info taken from a few web sources)

While I don't wear flip flops, I love their bright colors and this sculpture appeals to my sense of whimsy. Also, flip flops mean warm weather to me, and that can't come soon enough!

4 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

This is amazing...thanks for sharing....

Blondie's Journal said...

This is really something, Knitty! At first I thought they were lollipops!

Bring on summer! :-)

XO,
Jane

Chatty Crone said...

Flip flops! I wasn't sure what they were until I got closer. Hey they ought to send that to Japan - bet they could use them. Sandie

Edwig O' Nguik said...

awesome!!!