Who Made the Super Lamb Banana?

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According to the official Super Lambanana website, the Super LambBanana sculpture is the creation of Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. Chiezo created a four-inch model of the sculpture, and four local artists built the full-size replica for the ArtTranspennine exhibition in Liverpool, England in 1998.

Wikipedia explains that Taro Chiezo’s creation, which is a cross between a banana and a lamb, is intended to be a commentary on the perils of genetic engineering. The sculpture also represents the history of Liverpool, as a port exporting wool and importing bananas, according to Super Lambanana. The bright yellow sculpture is a popular sight in Liverpool because of its quirky nature.