We’ve seen some cool and creative sculptures on Origin of Cool but today, I thought I would focus on the weird. Here are five of the weirdest statues and sculptures from around the world:
The cat statues of Kuching – Kuching, Malaysia
The lucky cats of Japan have got nothing on these strange feline statues. The cat statues of Kuching, Malaysia have caused the city to be nicknamed “Cat City”.
The upside-down statue – Melbourne, Australia
Having visited Australia a few times I noticed the trend of giant statues of pigs, lobsters and fruit. This upside-down statue of Charles Joseph La Trobe takes its place on Australia’s weird list.
The hanging rhino – Potsdam, Germany
Surely a stunt by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness of endangered species, this hanging rhino statue in Potsdam, Germany should have a giant question mark next to it!
The alien tripod – Woking, UK
Designed by Michael Condron, this sculpture depicts one of the Martian fighting machines from The War of the Worlds. Haunting and at the same time beautiful, it certainly adds a little bit more weird to this British town.
The massive spider – global
Housed temporarily at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, “Maman” is a a 30-foot-tall sculpture of a spider.
It was designed in 1999 and has appeared at the Tate Modern in London, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in the USA, the National Gallery of Canada, the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, the Mori Art Museum in Japan and the Samsung Museum of Modern Art in South Korea.
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