Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tick Tock Rover

Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army asked "Are friends electric?" Well, perhaps they should have asked "Is man's best friend clockwork?"

This new sculpture just showed up in my neighbourhood this past week, and I love it. It is a hugely tall fluted column with a strange clockwork dog on the top. So far it is shiny, pristine and lovely.

However, what does it all mean?

Sculpture. Newtown Square, King St, Newtown. February, 2005.

[Update: My local council newsletter has the scoop. The sculpture is by an artist called Richard Byrnes and this is one of three to be installed in ajoining neighbourhoods. They are poster bollards, they actually want people to stick their advertising posters on the column, rather than all over any other vertical surface in the area (as seems to be the case now). The dog theme was inspired by the dog friendly nature of my neighbourhood. Cool.]

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