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Public Art on Drakeford Drive. Images of Canberra

By Girt_Hindrance - 29 May 2012 13

bogong moths?

I’ve been wanting to have a closer look at this since I first saw it a few months ago.

I understand it’s representative of Bogong Moths in flight, but I call it “Finding Nemo”.

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Public Art on Drakeford Drive. Images of Canberra
brooooom 9:47 pm 30 Jan 13

We were driving past the other day – my 3 year old said “Nice bogan moths!” – seems appropriate for the K-bar

Jim Jones 9:28 am 30 May 12

Deref said :

I saw it the other day and couldn’t really work it out. But knowing now what it’s supposed to represent, I quite like it.

I’ve never really understood this kinda obsession with representation. I appreciate that having a name on a piece of art might give people a different way to look at or interpret it, but isn’t ‘exploding goldfish’ or ‘awesome colourful organic mechano’ just as good a way to view it (if not better, if it’s coming from the imagination of the viewer)?

Always ran into that sorta thing in the art galleries, with people staring at abstract art and complaining that ‘it doesn’t look like anything’. If it’s beautiful (or grotesque, or whatever), isn’t that enough? Personally, I find paintings of bowls of fruit or old people in hats terribly boring. Give me Blue Poles any day.

Deref 8:58 am 30 May 12

I saw it the other day and couldn’t really work it out. But knowing now what it’s supposed to represent, I quite like it.

Mav 7:57 am 30 May 12

dks00k said :

EvanJames

I had to take a second look at the airport art to which you refer after my 6 year old asked why she wasn’t wearing any clothes. Indeed she has breasts and a vagina for all to see.

In fact her name is Perception & Reality.

Umm, you may want to reread your comment as it doesn’t read to well at the moment.

dks00k 11:36 pm 29 May 12

EvanJames

I had to take a second look at the airport art to which you refer after my 6 year old asked why she wasn’t wearing any clothes. Indeed she has breasts and a vagina for all to see.

In fact her name is Perception & Reality.

MissChief 9:25 pm 29 May 12

I don’t mind the artwork but hate where they’ve put it. It’s so misplaced that it actually looks like a piece of machinery. It’s a messy eyesore and I can’t wait till the digging is done.

RB78 6:25 pm 29 May 12

I really like this one. Certainly brightens a rather dull piece of road.

Primal 2:58 pm 29 May 12

It’s ‘Exploding Goldfish’ and no-one will convince me otherwise.

Jim Jones 2:24 pm 29 May 12

That’s a cool one. Put a big smile on my face when I saw it on the weekend.

colourful sydney rac 1:59 pm 29 May 12

I like it, a lot

EvanJames 1:54 pm 29 May 12

Orange things with eyes. Better than the owl. Best street art I’ve seen lately seems to have appeared at Snowtown. There’s a really impressive statue of a male figure near where everyone rumbles into the terminal dragging their wheelie bags, and a new thing near the overpass that seems to be, I dunno, droplets? It’s not bad though. I wonder if Mr Snow would be interested in a swap?

smee 1:21 pm 29 May 12

Ahhh, Bogong Moths in flight. I pass it every day and had no idea. We call it “Teppanyaki”, suggested on a post on here when it was erected and it seems most appropriate.

G-Fresh 1:17 pm 29 May 12

I don’t think many would give a damn what you call it.

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