New sculpture in Woden. The Lemon Juicer?

martyo 19 March 2012 27

lemon juicer

They have been busy installing this new sculpture over the weekend, in front of DOHA in Woden

All the perforations (b&w shot) will make this look amazing once lights are on … can’t wait to shoot it at night 🙂

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goggles13 goggles13 6:08 pm 23 Mar 12

well the residents of the new apartment towers to be built across the road will have a good view of it.

maybe it is symbolic tear for the car drivers when the car parking between Aviation House and ACT Govt Library disappears under said apartment blocks.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 8:49 am 20 Mar 12

Chop71 said :

What price can you put on art like this?

Any you like, it’s worthless. (Apart from scrap value.)

p1 p1 8:48 am 20 Mar 12

Zan said :

I would not call the person who made this an artist though as it looks like it has been made by a designer. An artist creates from the soul, a designer creates from the head.

You seem to be confused about the concept of “art”, and the associated concept of someone being an “artist”. This is understandable.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 8:35 am 20 Mar 12

Zan said :

An artist creates from the soul

Sounds tricky

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:09 pm 19 Mar 12

I thought we weren’t wasting money on this rubbish any more?

Diggety Diggety 6:09 pm 19 Mar 12

johnboy said :

A friend has suggested it should be called “The Tears of the Taxpayer”

What could possibly be a better name than that?

bikhet bikhet 5:55 pm 19 Mar 12

Zan said :

It has been said that for art to be good it needs to give the viewer a reaction

But provoking a reaction doesn’t implies that it’s good.

Chop71 said :

What price can you put on art like this?

Price is different from value, and depends only on what someone is prepared to pay. I’ll bid $1.00, but I bet the local council paid more.

Zan Zan 5:19 pm 19 Mar 12

It has been said that for art to be good it needs to give the viewer a reaction. Looks like it is doing that very well. I would not call the person who made this an artist though as it looks like it has been made by a designer. An artist creates from the soul, a designer creates from the head.

Art is a necessary part of life: people who are depressed should go to an art/craft gallery and more than likely their mood is changed.

SnapperJack SnapperJack 4:09 pm 19 Mar 12

I saw that today going from the gym to the Plaza. Reminds me of the shape of some of the new starters at the gym.

Deref Deref 3:05 pm 19 Mar 12

“The Tears of the Taxpayer” or “The Pear of Anguish” – love ’em both!

I’d love to see someone stick a giant lemon on the top.

It’s quite nice, though.

Chop71 Chop71 2:59 pm 19 Mar 12

What price can you put on art like this?

madamcholet madamcholet 1:04 pm 19 Mar 12

The leaning teardrop/pear/juicer of Woden. Is there anyone out there who has specifically requested more street “art” from their “government”? I know it’s petty to say that the money could buy something else, but if these peices of art are all they can come up with to try and turn Canberra into some sort of funky euro city then it’s a bit sad. Would like to know the price tag.

c_c c_c 12:45 pm 19 Mar 12

I’m willing to bet some trees around that corner would have looked nicer and been cheaper.

Having said that, it is one of the better looking pieces of public art I’ve seen.

KB1971 KB1971 12:13 pm 19 Mar 12

p1 said :

gooterz said :

I wonder it if’ll do better than the belconnen ‘owl’ at being weather resistant!

Ahhh, maybe it is part of series started by the owl. Some sort of huge ßú??þ????

Now, I was thinking it but I most certainly wasnt going to say it 😛

trevar trevar 12:05 pm 19 Mar 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Looks like a Pear of Anguish.

Ah! This name gets my vote.

Lazy I Lazy I 11:57 am 19 Mar 12

I hope they credit Philippe Starck with its design.

It’s essentially the Philippe Starck juicer with its legs ripped off and flipped upside down.
http://www.infatuated.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/philippe-starck-juicer-alessi.jpg

poetix poetix 11:55 am 19 Mar 12

I’m thinking impossibly groovy aliens with an indecipherable message on their spaceship. I’m thinking Jesus wept (and that was over a health issue). It looks like it should open out into some other shape. I wonder if it’s about grief?

It’s beautiful, at least in these photos. But it makes the building behind it look so ugly. (Probably not very hard to do.)

Postalgeek Postalgeek 11:53 am 19 Mar 12

Baldy said :

p1 said :

gooterz said :

I wonder it if’ll do better than the belconnen ‘owl’ at being weather resistant!

Ahhh, maybe it is part of series started by the owl. Some sort of huge ßú??þ????

Oh no. Now I will only think of it as the huge ßú??þ????

So where’s its twin?

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 11:23 am 19 Mar 12

Looks like a Pear of Anguish.

Apart from that mental image, I like it.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 11:19 am 19 Mar 12

The first leaper suicide to it it will make a splash.

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