Wednesday, May 14, 2014

'The Greatest Show on Earth'

 I thought surely I would remember this sculpture's name, but nope.  Something like Circus, or Jester, maybe?  Then again, that might just have been my interpretation.
The legs are covered with crocheted potholders from the 1950s.

The upper part has children's toys from the same era, suspended as if they are being juggled.  Where the face would be, there is one big round potholder.
We decided it was fun and we quite liked it!
This is on exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and, again, the crummy photos are because I only had my phone along and its camera is not working well.

14 comments:

  1. Does look a little Jesterish or hippy inner child? What do I know lol x

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  2. So creative and colorful! Let's just pretend it's called "The Jester."

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  3. it's fantastic sculpture and original one. It would be fun see it face to face

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  4. At least you're allowed to take some photos. You could just give it a name as we would not be able to contradict!

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  5. Well, that is certainly something very different and creative. Looks cool!

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  6. A creative piece of art, like the colours.

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  7. Nice colours - but the leg warmers are not my style!!

    It must be great to have the hummers back!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. Interesting use of old crochet hot pad covers....quite whimsical!

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  9. That's certainly an interesting sculpture. I like it too, especially the legs ;-)

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  10. Amazing what people come up with for sculpturing. I like it too.

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  11. sculpture's looks beautiful. It has come out in a different way!

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  12. I must say, that is truly an interesting piece of sculpture. I wonder what the message is.

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