Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Soul*, Sep 12, 2013.
What, where and why in the world?
It's not because Diane is going to post game 100 soon
This is a tricky one, Soul. I've been googling, but no luck. Do you have a clue?
Yes this is a very tricky one Judy. Here are a few clues related to this one.
The paint on the one I posted on the beginning of this thread is still wet so won't be easy to find.
Think what kind of animal it is and what is on it's head.
Soul - found the gigantic rubber duck floating on the Loire River in France. Gave me a smile.
And the upside down rabbit in Sweden. Good clues.
Artist's name is Florentijn Hofman.
Still looking for the first one.
Found on his facebook page the finished piece. Painted - animal lying upside down in city.
But the only other site of recent work I would have to join.
Hi Folks, I've seen that rubber ducky before. Is that party hat in pic one part of the sculpture or
something a prankster added? Is that brown thing a rabbit? Looks more like an ardvark.
Well, one thing is sure. These creatures weren't on the Ark.
Judy well done! Both for finding the artist and the facebook links. No need to join facebook or that site to find more pictures. Just click the news link on top of his page that will get you there. The subscribing for news is just to receive email updates if news is posted. Not to be able to actually see it.
There are other sites that have published pictures and such too. It might get you there faster though by using the dutch word for the sculpture which is also in the facebook text that google shows you...
I didn't say it was going to be easy And Rock wanted to use the Dutch speaking part of his computer so here ya go
Yes Rock, Aardvark it is and partyhat is part of the sculpture and part of the WHY.
If you google giant aardvark partyhat sculpture the name of the sculpture in English will be in bold and the word right in front of that will be the Dutch translation. If you google on that Dutch word you will find a lot more information. And then google translate might even be able to tell you the WHY.
Diane hope you are doing well!
I found this on Mr. Hofman's facebook page:
Thursday 12th of september, 16:00 hours, Kortestraat, Arnhem (NL).
Can this be the WHY and the WHERE?
PS: Having some computer and/or internet difficulties. I'm going to re-start my computer, letting Windows install its updates. Then I have to run an antivirus scan. Yesterday I ran the scan for malware. Fun -- not. But necessary "maintenance". I hope to be back later.
PPS: Soul, feel free to post a Game 100, if you'd like! I'm out of ideas right now for games.
Woohooo Diane. Yes you found the what and where but not the why yet
I'm back, and my computer seems stable and speedy! Hooray!
For my next guess, I'll say:
"Burgers' Zoo. 100 jaar jong!"
Am I getting close?????
By the way, I enjoyed all the pictures in this thread. I kinda/sorta remember the large duck, but I was not familiar with any of the other works. I also visited Mr. Hofman's website and facebook sites.
Amazing, his imagination!
I have to chuckle at myself though. Yesterday, late afternoon, I was convinced that the picture was an ELEPHANT! Even though the trunk wasn't "right." LOL I never thought "aardvark." I showed the pic to Kevin this morning, and he said "pig" -- "no wait, that's not right. It's an aardvark!" LOL
Not just close but you are THERE.
YAY Well done all!!!
This statue was presented by the zoo to the city of Arnhem for housing Burgers Zoo for 100 years. They let the artist pick the animal he wanted to make and the aardvark was it. It's in a public space and ment to be climbed on etc. The official opening of the piece was yesterday and the paint was still wet according to visitors asking the artist if the paint would come out of their clothes
Kuddo's to all of you for coming up with so much information even though this was only on the Dutch news yesterday.
Big smile on my face!!!!!
I went back to the ZOO website, in DUTCH, and copied and ran a paragraph through google translator. This is the rough translation from google:
"On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the zoo gives Royal Burgers' Zoo an enormous artwork of Florentine Hofman to Arnhem. The thirty meters long and nine meters high Feast Aardvark is Thursday September 12 unveiled."
Interesting, when I viewed the Zoo website in English I couldn't find the aardvark!
Great game Soul! I could not have solved any aspect of this puzzle, without your further clues, and Judy's naming of the artist, and Rock identifying the aardvark!!!!!
And I'm smiling, because we're on the same wavelength! You and I were posting at almost the same time.
I'm guessing google translate is still catching up since this was in the news only yesterday. In a few days from now the robots must have done a better job of roaming the web and catching up on it.
Yes I'm impressed by all of you for finding what you did and for identifying the animal.
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