Friday, October 3, 2014

Cheeky anthropomorphs!



Was happy that I didn't have to go out for today's post, still feeling icky but think I might survive, even though I didn't think so yesterday :) Spotted in Highgate last weekend the larger than life Tandem Riders by NSW husband and wife artists Gillie and Marc, adore the idea of 'RabbitGirl' snapping the stunned passers-by with her camera. Other works by this talented duo I would love to see when in Sydney later this month are 'Crab Riders', in-situ on the beach would be incredible, and 'Happy Birthday Mr. President'.. 


Both animal lovers, applying the 'iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal' ethos, Gillie & Marc donate a percentage of 'lost dog sales' to animal welfare and adoption, which makes me want one of their lost dogs more than ever :) but not to the point that I would nab one off the street, check out the story of the 'Lost dogs here and watch how within three days they all disappeared, unbelievable!


I didn't check at the time but am guessing also the creators of a sculpture I saw in the fabulous Linton and Kay Gallery in August.. it's got to be, right! Hope your week has been a lot more enjoyable than mine, happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. love the bathtubs full of geraniums on the corner..
p.p.s. catching up slowly..




32 comments:

  1. Love the sculptures - especially the photographer dog.

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  2. That is a good one, my kind of artwork.

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  3. This is fantastic, I had not seen anything like it.

    Tomás.

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  4. I like them a lot, Grace! The story of the lost dogs is very sad. I guess they would have needed to cast heavy concrete bases for each one but even that wouldn't have guaranteed their safety.

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  5. Have there ever been any traffic accidents on that street...you know, like cars swerving into lampposts?

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  6. Oh I love these sculptures! Fantastic work. I clicked the links and saw some of their other work too. What a great team they make. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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  7. Oh, yes, yes!! Me, too!! I do love these! And I do hope you're feeling better soon!! No fun to be sick and miss all the fun that you do have -- most of the time!! Take care!!

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  8. The way you arranged the photos it looks as though the two riders are actually moving. Very clever idea. Get better!

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  9. I read your link; what a miserable bunch of people populate our planet. Hope they are caught!!

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  10. What a great sculpture. Love the yarn bombing on the tyres.

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  11. At first I thought the sculptures a bit odd, but then I read your post and I can appreciate them much better! ;)

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  12. I've seen their artwork at Sculpture By The Sea at Bondi and the permanent one on a motorbike at Paddington.

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  13. Almost had my worst bicycle accident because of a rabbit. So much for that "powerful spiritual relationship . . . between man and animal." :-)

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  14. hmmm interesting sculpture. glad you are feeling some better.

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  15. Sorry I am behind on comments. My computer died a month ago and it has taken a while to get another one minus a French key board which I did not want!! Finally back on line but having to learn a whole new system!

    They are great works of art with a humorous side to them as well. Sorry you have not been well. Diane

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  16. Always be sure to remember your camera, even if you forget your clothes!

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  17. What a cute sculpture! Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better. Hope your recovery is speedy. :)

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  18. Intriguing - and slightly weird! Sorry to hear you've been under the weather; hope recovery is well under way.

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  19. Very cool sculpture, Grace - love her taking pics, too!
    Hope you get well soon!

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  20. Strange and surprising, but .. I like it !

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  21. I just adore RabbitGirl and her beloved doggie driver! Wonderful post, hope you're feeling better soon!

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  22. I've always found this statue a bit strange, but at the same time funny! I like the "Happy birthday Mr President" one in Sydney. I'll have to have a look at it if I go there. Hope you're feeling better Grace.

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  23. Hysterically funny. Probably a comment on our tendency to anthropomorphize animals.

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  24. I LOVE that statue! It is whimsical and funny.
    Usually, I only see anthropomorphs carved or painted on rocks.
    Nice photos also!

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