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Friday, March 03, 2006

Ugly Sculpture Comp



My achilles still feels a little bit sore so no running today. Instead I have taken up the challenge from Wobblyman to find the world's ugliest sculpture. I think I have two contenders.

First are the famous 'Fones' on the Barr-Smith Lawns at the University of Adelaide. Over 15 years of O-week bunnies have basked in their ugliness whilst consuming copious amounts of free beer and playing pointless sports such as hacky-sack and frisbee. They are there as a permanent reminder to all other people that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

The second sculpture is located in the Hughes Plaza at uni. I'm not sure of the sculpture's name or date, but it is near the the mathematics and computer science departments, so I guess it is some form of conceptual art trying to represent a number of intersecting planes. However, other than the fact that it has always looked like it is unfinished and made of substandard materials, it has faded and rusted over the years and looks as dated and run-down as the architecture in the plaza itself.

I nominate these two pieces of 'art' as the ugliest sculptures in Australia at least.

5 comments:

Simlin said...

Having studied at Adelaide Uni myself for 5 years, and seen most of the rest of the country I'd have to agree that these sculptures are among, or are, the most ugliest.

Sekhmet said...

WTF????

That's some pretty awful "art" work....I'd have to say that you are beating Wobbly in the comp....

Tesso said...

Must take my camera out for a run soon and see what I can do - though they are shockers and are going to take some beating!

Hope that achilles is getting better with rest.

Wobbly man said...

Yep, those fones are just aweful. But wait, there is a new contender! I saw one today that although in construction phase has the potential to beat both of yours! I didn't have my camera but will take it next week. Good luck with the achilles!

Curly Su said...

blech, those ARE gross...