Sculptures and monuments are created all over the world. They are either built to commemorate a special event or pay tribute to an extraordinary life. Most of these monuments are straightforward while some are extraordinarily creatively designed. Most of these sculptures carry a message with them or are linked to some or the other event taken place in that area or place. In this article, we introduce you to some of the biggest sculptures around the world.
11 Amazing Giant Sculptures Around the World
1. Doll Sculpture
It is one of most remarkable sculptures in India. This doll has drawn huge crowds to the Southern India. It is a popular tourist destination with both domestic and foreign tourists. Children and adults pose with the huge doll for getting their pictures clicked. The doll is becoming globally popular.
2. Spoonbridge and Cherry
Spoonbridge and Cherry is one of the most iconic sculpture portraying Minnesota culture. It is placed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and was created by Claes Oldenburg and wife Coosje van Bruggen. Due to its enormous size and complexity of fabrication, the construction was carried out in a ship building yard in New England. The spoon weighs 5800 pounds and the weight of cherry is 1200 pounds.
3. Die Badende
Die Badende (The Bather) is a giant sculpture resting in Binnenalster Lake in Hamburg, Germany. It was created by artist Oliver Voss and placed in the lake on August 3, 2011. The sculpture is 13 feet high and 99 feet long, created of foam and steel. It is scheduled to be on display for 10 days.
4. Forever Marilyn
A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe placed in Palm Springs, California. The statue is designed by Seward Johnson and represents Monroe from her 1955 film The Seven Year Hitch. The statue was earlier placed in Chicago and here it was inaugurated in July 2011.
5. Dreaming Girl
With closed eyes and serene expression, Dream appears to be lost in deep reverie. The 65 foot high face of a sleeping girl towers at the St. Helens Garden in England, located halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. This artwork of Jaume Plensa symbolizes the future and all that is possible.
6. Monster Saw
One of the eye-catching sculptures around the world, massive Monster Saw is 15.4 meter high. A red handled hand saw sticks to the ground in front of the main entrance hall of the Tokyo International Exhibition Centre. The saw attracts art lovers and curious onlookers, a creation of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen.
7. Silver Dog
The 20 feet high oversized silver dog sits attentively outside the animal shelter in Denver city, Colorado. Created by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, the steel skeleton is adorned with over 90,000 shiny dog tags. Evenings spot the dog with LED lights giving him a colorful and heartwarming presence.
8. The Magic Tap
The Magic Tap founded in Aqualand-Cadiz, Spain floats in the sky with endless supply of water. The structure which seems so actually has a pipe hidden in the stream of water that holds the whole structure.
9. The Monywa Buddha
The reclining Buddha was built in 1991 in Myanmar. It signifies Buddha’s parinirvana i.e. his death and entry into Nirvana. The 300 foot sculpture is hollow. It gives space for people to walk inside and view 9,000 small images of Buddha and his disciples.
10. Louise Bourgeois’s Spider
Louise Bourgeois’s 30ft spider is situated outside the Tate Modern in London. It is made of Bronze, stainless steel and marble. It is built a 95 year old acclaimed artist.
11. London Ink Swimmer
The life like swimmer swims through the grass in the south bank of Thames, between Tower Bridge and City Hall in London. This 46 feet long and 10 feet high statue was commissioned by London Ink reality TV show.