5 Of The Most Amazing Sculptures

/ Art, Travel

We love interesting pieces of public art and especially love discovering new pieces as we explore new places. We are sure you will find your own favorites on your travels, but if you are in need of any inspiration, we put together a list of 5 incredible sculptures we love from around the globe. From a barren desert in Chile to a traffic junction in the middle of London, sculptures pop in the most unexpected of places!

 

Spoonbridge and Cherry, Minneapolis, USA

Situated in the 11-acre sculpture park in Minneapolis designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the Spoonbridge and Cherry has a water fountain feature in the summertime and turns into a spoonful of ice cream sundae in the Winter when topped with snow (or “ice cream”).

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 The Supertree Grove, Singapore

12 huge ‘super trees’ make up the Supertree Grove in Singapore. The tallest tree measures up to 16 storeys high! If you are feeling brave you can even walk the aerial walkway that connects two of the super trees. Be sure to stay till night fall as the trees illuminate in a spectacular light display.

Traffic Light Tree, London, UK

8 meters tall and containing 75 sets of traffic lights, each controlled by computer, the Traffic Light Tree is a public sculpture situated in the middle of a roundabout in a London suburb. Known to confuse motorists, this sculpture quickly became popular amongst locals and visitors alike.

Mano de Desierto, Atacama Desert, Chile

Built in the early 1980s by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, this sculpture is situated in the middle of the Atacama Desert, 75km south of the town of Antofagasta. With no other human life around, the 11 meter-tall hand protruding out of the sand is a strange and wonderful sight.

Foralis Generica, Buenos Aries, Argentina

This impressive steel and aluminum sculpture was created by Argentinian architect Eduardo Catalano and sits in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas in Buenos Aries. A gift to the city from Catalano, the sculpture even moves like a flower, opening its petals in the morning and closing them again when the sun sets.



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