Q:

Who made the Super Lamb Banana?

A:

Quick Answer

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.

Continue Reading
Who made the Super Lamb Banana?
Credit: lindamollyellen CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

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.

Learn more about Fine Art

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some different types of contemporary sculpture art?

    A:

    Contemporary sculpture art comes in the form of statues, pottery, various types of relief, and other two- or three-dimensional representations. A relief is a sculpture that uses methods such as carving, building up or hollowing out material to use space in unique ways. Common sculpture techniques include casting, moulding and stamping. However, modern sculpture art is not easy to narrow down to a type, and many contemporary artists use mediums that defy straightforward labeling.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the Nike of Samothrace?

    A:

    The Winged Victory of Samothrace is an 18-foot-tall sculpture of Nike, the winged Greek goddess of victory standing on the prow of a ship, seeming to move forward swiftly. The sculpture is comprised of a woman's torso covered by a tunic, with legs and large swept-back wings.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are Austin sculptures?

    A:

    Austin sculptures are reproductions of sculpture works manufactured by Austin Productions. The company began in Brooklyn, New York, in 1952, manufacturing reproductions of classical Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculptures and expanded into African, Asian and contemporary pieces soon thereafter.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some different types of horseshoe art?

    A:

    Some examples of artwork created with horseshoes include functional items such as candle holders, coat hangers and cup holders, as well as free-form sculpture. Horseshoe art can be life-sized sculptures of animals, including horses, birds, dogs and elk. A lot of horseshoe art is made by welding used horseshoes together.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore