All hail the Piranha Plant of Gungahlin Drive!

cring 2 February 2012 27

gungahlin drive art

This is on the side of Gungahlin Drive heading South towards the city (between Palmerston and Barton hwy turnoff).

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Amanda Hugankis Amanda Hugankis 12:52 pm 06 Feb 12

Skyring said :

sarahsarah said :

inlymbo said :

ooh we hope it does not eat our kart on the way past……

I think you’ll be safe – it appears to be missing it’s teeth!

Maybe it’s some sort of gum tree?

Bazinga!

Grimreaperess Grimreaperess 9:01 pm 03 Feb 12
m_ratt m_ratt 3:02 pm 03 Feb 12

mrs_ratt informs me that this artwork has come and gone several times in recent weeks, and has indeed gone again by this morning.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 1:21 pm 03 Feb 12

RedDogInCan said :

EvanJames said :

It looks a bit like the plant from the Dentist film/stageshow.

That would be Little Shop of Horrors – Feed me, Seymour!

Audrey 2

devils_advocate devils_advocate 1:17 pm 03 Feb 12

I agree this is awesome.

Some questions (as it’s not apparent from the pic):

Was the drain/stormwater riser there already or is that part of the artwork?

Also what is the structure made of and if it’s a real stormwater riser, how is it attached in such a structurally sound way?

I think I’m going to have to do a drive by to see this myself.

00davist 00davist 12:34 pm 03 Feb 12

Gungahlin Al said :

Sheesh can’t anyone recognise a triffid when they see one??

Sorry Al:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha_plant#Recurring_enemies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triffid

Clearly a Piranha Plant, and not a Triffid.

However, perhaps a challenge should be laid?
Triffid in canberra, anyone feeling creative?

Jivrashia Jivrashia 11:48 am 03 Feb 12

That green drain opening is going to get more Mario-ed in the future…

Watch this space.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 11:21 am 03 Feb 12

Sheesh can’t anyone recognise a triffid when they see one??

Skyring Skyring 11:11 am 03 Feb 12

sarahsarah said :

inlymbo said :

ooh we hope it does not eat our kart on the way past……

I think you’ll be safe – it appears to be missing it’s teeth!

Maybe it’s some sort of gum tree?

00davist 00davist 11:05 am 03 Feb 12

sarahsarah said :

inlymbo said :

ooh we hope it does not eat our kart on the way past……

I think you’ll be safe – it appears to be missing it’s teeth!

OK, so he’s an older citizen, I’m sure he can still somewhat maim where needed!

nice_enough nice_enough 10:54 am 03 Feb 12

I love this!

sarahsarah sarahsarah 9:51 am 03 Feb 12

inlymbo said :

ooh we hope it does not eat our kart on the way past……

I think you’ll be safe – it appears to be missing it’s teeth!

Mang Mang 9:35 am 03 Feb 12

Brilliant!

toriness toriness 9:29 am 03 Feb 12

love it!!!!

00davist 00davist 9:26 am 03 Feb 12

We hail the, Piranha Plant!

We thank you for your gnashing teeth, and the challenges you provide us,
We thank you for your colours, and for making Yoshi jump,

All hail piranha plant, who’s power is limitless now that he has escaped the screen.

Eat a car or two buddy, you deserve it! (Not mine please)

Deref Deref 9:04 am 03 Feb 12

RedDogInCan said :

EvanJames said :

It looks a bit like the plant from the Dentist film/stageshow.

That would be Little Shop of Horrors – Feed me, Seymour!

😀

inlymbo inlymbo 8:55 am 03 Feb 12

ooh we hope it does not eat our kart on the way past……

cring cring 7:43 pm 02 Feb 12

I am keen for more public art like this 😀

deye deye 5:45 pm 02 Feb 12

For those who don’t know what it is: http://www.mariowiki.com/Piranha_Plant

RedDogInCan RedDogInCan 5:20 pm 02 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

It looks a bit like the plant from the Dentist film/stageshow.

That would be Little Shop of Horrors – Feed me, Seymour!

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