Thursday, May 15, 2014

Baba Yaga Houses...



Well that's one mystery solved.. now we know where those 'square eggs' came from :) Seriously though, as with many of the photos I take of sculptures around Perth, and I'm sure it's the same for you in your city.. when researching, the details can be quite fascinating. This Wiki link to Baba Yaga is just one of many links relating to the fairytale of the witch with a penchant for eating small children. They sit in Museum Park on Aberdeen street and were created by art & design student Marwa Fahmy her inspiration for this piece here. I like them very much they sit perfectly in an area focused on eduction and multiculturalism.. Happy Thursday, take care...


30 comments:

  1. That is marvelous, Grace! And wonderfully colourful too.

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  2. Dreamlike. Well shot, G ♥

    Aloha

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  3. Oh, how fun and, yes, marvelous and colorful, too!! I love them!! You do have/find the greatest, most different, interesting things in Perth and what great photos they do make!! Thanks, as always, for sharing! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

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  4. Too fun Grace, those two have a nice chat :)

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  5. Very curious sculptures! Arianna

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  6. Oh, Grace, isn´t it kinda sad I learn about the work of a "neighbour" through "an Australian blog"?
    By golly, never mix politics and art - just admire the idea, pas vrais?
    The sculptures look fantastic!

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  7. I'd like to invite them to my house. We have a lot of kids running around.Too many, actually. It would be a smorgasbord!

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  8. I like this kind of funny art !

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  9. You find the most interesting things, Grace. These look like origami works, but bigger.

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  10. Muy original... Un saludo desde Murcia.

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  11. As we'd say here: cotcotcotcodek...

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  12. They're cute, but isn't it interesting that so many of the children's fairy tales are really quite frightening. I mean, really, a witch that eats small children? I'd not want to hear that at bedtime! :)

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  13. Well, you certainly gave me something to research with this one. I had never heard of Baba Yaga before so that was interesting. And, I loved reading the description of this piece which is very colorful and eye-catching. I liked it when I saw it before I read your comments and I like it even more after doing the research. I do have to mention how much I agree with Lowell. I remember seeing a play in London one year that was based on a children's story and it was down right frightening. Then a few years later I saw another play in New York also based on a children's story and that one also was very scary. I don't remember the names of either right now but the New York one starred Jeff Goldblum. That alone ought to tell you how scary it was. :-)

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  14. That's real art, like it.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  15. You give my city far too much credit for thinking there might be such exciting sculptures in it!!

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  16. How cute! One of the things I like about my blog is that I have learned so much that I never would have known about had I not stopped to take a picture and then do a little research.

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  17. Wow! I really like these sculptures Grace. They are so unique and colourful. The imagination just runs wild. Nice find.

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  18. This is very funny art, I like those legs and the square houses!

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  19. Interesting fairy tale these sculptures are based on. Cute sculptures!

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  20. These are so interesting and wild! Wonderful.

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  21. artists sometimes have surprising ideas

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  22. These are wonderful. We recently started our chicken collection... these would be a great addition.

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  23. What interesting sculptures, I love the patterns on them. I had never heard of Baba Yaga either.

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  24. I just love these! They are so very cool.

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  25. I am amazed at the amount of public art you find in your Perth meanderings!!!

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