Sunday, October 17, 2010

Reaper on a Lamp

The Real World by Tom Otterness, Battery Park City, New York
Detail of “The Real World” by Tom Otterness
Nelson Rockefeller State Park, Battery Park City
New York, September 2007

See also: Cat - Fiddler on the Roof - The Real World - The Real Dog - One Cent - Writing Down

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Very nice, but I'm not wure what "The Real World" means. It does dress up the street lamp, though.

Thank you, Trillian, for your comments this morning which brightened up my whole day!

Yours did, too, VP!

Dina said...

What's the story with the little guy on his shoulder, I wonder. He makes it less grim.

joo said...

I love it,I really do!

Francisca said...

You mean the entire park was lined with lamps with the Grim Reaper on top? Yikes! Wouldn't want to walk that park alone at night! And yeah, who's the little guy on his shoulder?

cieldequimper said...

Hey, that's l'Ankou. He belongs in Brittany!

VP said...

@ Dina - Those little men are everywhere in Otterness works.

@ Francisca - It's much more funny than that, check the links, I forgot to put them in the post before.

Francisca said...

Oooh! Now I get it! What fun! Why have I never heard of this place? I like your other posts, VP, and on Otterness' site you have to laugh at the shot of the real dog sniffing the statue!

Dina said...

Ah, so there's more! Fun.