Tuesday, January 25, 2011

London's Jelly Baby Family sculpture brightens my day...

As it's another grey and drizzly day in London, imagine my delight when I came across this fun and colourful new sculpture called the Jelly Baby Family, by Sculptor Mauro Perucchetti.
Jelly Baby Family sculpture London
The eye-catching public art installation consists of a mother, father, two teenagers, a child and young twins and will delight locals and visitors alike, helping to brighten London's March Arch until April 2011.
Jelly Baby family sculpture
Standing up to 10.5 ft (3.2m) tall, the work is
part of the City of Sculpture Festival of public art installations to be found throughout London's parks.
Jelly Baby Family Muaro Perucchetti
I'm just glad I had the opportunity to see it in person, even if the weather wasn't the best day for photography (but you can imagine how marvelous this sculpture would look on a sunny day with clear blue skies).

You'll find this new sculpture near another favourite of mine that I discovered on my last visit to London, Marble Arch's giant Horse Head.

Horse head sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green
Horse Head sculpture Marble Arch
Apparently the new Jelly Baby Family piece is inspired by the idea of 'cloned mankind', observed one way they seem sweet, but from different angles the Jelly Baby sculptures can be perceived as slightly sinister.
Jelly Baby Family Mauro Perucchetti
You have to admit they do stand out and add some much needed colour on a dreary day.
Jelly Baby Family sculpture Marble Arch
Let's see what other sights I can discover over the next few days in London...

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