Sculptures or Statue usually created as a symbol. Around the world, monuments are built to pay tribute to an extraordinary life or to commemorate a special event. While many of these monuments are straightforward and easy to understand, some of them are rather strange. Often a result of sculptures being too creative, these strange monuments still carry a message with them or linked to particular events. A impressive giant sculptures is a pretty awesome way to commemorate something and make a public statement.
Below is list of 10 Most Amazing Giant Sculptures around the world.
10. London Ink Swimmer
9. Louise Bourgeois’s Spider
8. Big Buddhas: The Monywa Buddha
This reclining Buddha of Burma (Myanmar), is a frequent theme in Buddhist art, signifies the Buddha’s parinirvana — his death and entry into nirvana. The reclining buddha of Monywa is hollow, and people can walk inside its 300-foot length and view 9,000 small images of the Buddha and his disciples. This was built in 1991.
7. The Magic Tap
Founded in Aqualand- Cadiz, Spain, The “Magic tap”, which appears to float in the sky with an endless supply of water. Actually, there is a pipe hidden in the stream of water that holds the whole structure.
6. Oversized Silver Dog, Denver, Colorado
Sitting attentively outside Denver’s Animal Shelter, a 20-feet high dog glistens in the Colorado sunshine. Created by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan for the city of Denver, Sun Spot consists of a steel skeleton adorned with over 90,000 shiny dog tags that shimmer and dance in the breeze. This friendly pup welcomes visitors to the animal shelter as well as curious tourists passing by on Interstate-25. In the evenings, Sun Spot is set aglow with LED lights, giving man’s best friend a colorful, heartwarming presence.
5. Monster Saw, Tokyo, Japan
One of the eye catching sculptures around the world is Monster saw, the massive 15.4 metre high, red-handled handsaw sticking out of the ground in front of the main entrance hall – Tokyo International Exhibition Centre — or Tokyo Big Sight. Created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, the saw attracts art lovers, curious onlookers and tourists with a sense of humour.
4. Dreaming Girl, St. Helen’s, England
Halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, the 65-foot high face of a sleeping girl towers above the busy M62 highway. With her eyes closed and serene expression, ‘Dream’ appears to be lost in a deep reverie. Built on the former site of the Sutton Manor Colliery, Jaume Plensa’s artwork symbolizes the future and all that is possible.
3. Forever Marilyn, Palm Springs, California
Forever Marilyn is a giant statue of Marilyn Monroe designed by Seward Johnson. The statue is a representative of one of the most famous images of Monroe, taken from 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. Inaugurated in July 2011, the statue currently stands in Palm Springs, California after being moved from Chicago.
2. Die Badende
Hamburg, Germany just welcomed “Die Badende” (“The Bather”), a giant sculpture by artist Oliver Voss resting in Binnenalster Lake, seen here on August 3, 2011. The foam-and-steel-sculpture is about 13 feet high and 99 feet long and is scheduled to be on display for ten days.
1. Spoonbridge and Cherry
Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985-1988) is the work of Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen. It’s construction was carried out in a ship-building yard in New England do to the size of the piece, and the complexity of it’s fabrication. The spoon weighs 5800 pounds and the cherry weighs 1200 pounds. The “cherry and spoon” is one of the most iconic pieces of Minnesota culture, and the signature piece of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. (flickr.com)