22 April 2017

#AtoZChallenge | S is for Superlambanana


The Superlambanana & Mersey Ferry on a postcard sent by John (the UK).

Superlambanana is a bright yellow sculpture located in Liverpool (the UK), Weighing almost eight tons and standing at 17 feet tall, it is intended to be a cross between a banana and a lamb and was designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. In 2008, as part of Liverpool's year-long position as European Capital of Culture, 125 individually designed miniature replicas were created.

I wonder... What do the Superlambananas eat?


27 comments:

  1. That is an original 'S'!
    I had thought of smurfs, but a superlambanana is great, too!

    I think the superlambanana does not eat part of him/herself but he/she 'eats' a nice view and air.

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    1. That makes sense :)

      (By the way: your Smurfs arrived,and the answer is in the way!)

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  2. I see the lamb, and a banana shape, but where is the yellow in the postcard? Maui Jungalow

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    1. Because this isn't the big yellow original, but one of the miniature replicas. These were individually designed and each one is different.

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  3. A totally unique S-post and postcard! Thanks for brightening my day :)


    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. I'm glad that you like this! :D

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  4. This guy is awesome!

    Mail art from A to Z.

    Phillip | S is for Solar System

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  5. Cette œuvre de Taro Chiezo me fait penser à un savant mélange de Gustav Klimt et de Niki de Saint Phalle !

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    1. Deux artistes que j'aime aussi :)

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  6. What an interesting statue. I don't know what it eats, but I find myself wanting to sing, "Banana-fana fo famba..."

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: S’mores

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  7. My family is always on the lookout for oddities like this, in person or on a postcard. Thank you for sharing this delightful image.

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    1. Imagine visiting Liverpool and looking for the 125 superlambananas... :)

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  8. The coolest S I've come across ever! I visited Liverpool three years ago...didn't spot him. Shame!
    Bananas and lamb are off the menu I reckon---or we'll be treading into cannibal territory. No?
    https://artismoments.blogspot.qa/2017/04/s-is-for-silver-serendipity.html

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    1. I was in Liverpool in 2012, and I saw some of them. But not the big, original one, alas.

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    1. It is. It was funny to find it in the mailbox.

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  10. Wonderful choice for S! I learnt something more about Superlambana because I had to google to know what it is!!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. I had too, when I received the postcard :)

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  11. Interesting! I was still in the UK when that was built but I don't remember hearing anything about it. If I ever go back to the UK I'll go and check it out. :D

    (I can't believe there's only 1 more week of A-Z to go!)

    Here's my "S" post :) http://nataliewestgate.com/2017/04/surprise-secret-diary-of-a-serial-killer

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    1. I guess they are still there. At least, some of them.

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  12. Perhaps they find Mini-sheep-peels appealing. :)

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  13. I have never thought about what they might eat but I suspect they might snaffle a pigeon or a seagull when they land on their noses!

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    1. I have the magnet you sent me on the fridge... it doesn't seem to eat anything from there!

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