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Fish out of water? I like it.Sydney - City and Suburbs
Interesting proportions. Well sculptured. I like it also.
I don't think he is going anywhere. ;)
Going no-where fast! I love the hair!
mmm ... I think ... in the sequence of rowing ... if his hands are in that position ... the oars would not be back there ... I think ... I'm getting up from my chair and trying to row ... but I think the oars would be further forward and actually in the water ...
unless he is rowing backwards ... in which case the hair is wrong ...
I agree Luis & Dianne; he is going nowhere fast. Julie I think you are on the right track. Each time I passed this statue it puzzled me; it just looked wrong. Eventually it hit me. When you row a boat your back faces the point of the boat (the bow for all you boating aficionados) and you use the oars to pull yourself through the water. This desperate soul is facing the wrong way and is trying to use the oars to push the boat along. Combined with that headwind (and the telegraph pole) no wonder he and Toto are going nowhere. I wonder if this was all intentional or if the sculptor was a landlubber.
Maybe it's what they call 'artistic license', I like it a lot!!
Now that you have explained it like that, this is an incredibly smart sculpture - as well as being attractive!I wonder ... I wonder if there is a candid camera somewhere ready to capture the 'ding' moment ... ?
I love this sculpture, nothing like it in my home city. I used to row quite a bit when young and I noticed it right off.