Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Faces Of Statues In The Rain: Pinocchio


There are two representations of Pinocchio in Citygarden. This one is part of Tom Otterness' Kindly Geppetto. The wet puppetmaker himself may make it into this series in time. The other one is Jim Dine's Big White Glove, which has been on these pages before.

Even in Otterness' very spare geometry, the little marionette looks like he's sweating bullets. He ought to be, as you can see in this wider view of the statue.                

5 comments:

s.c said...

A good face with simple means. Thats the way an artist has to work. Great.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm so glad you included the bigger picture Bob, it's a fantastic sculpture, I can see it sitting on Cottesloe beach in Sculpture by the Sea!

Sharon Anck said...

He looks like he's doing some heavy lifting!

bill burke said...

A fantastic perspective Bob. And he does look like he sweating bullets. :)

William Kendall said...

I like the simplicity- and thanks for that extra shot putting it into context!