Saturday, April 11, 2009

Let Me Out, Jabba!

Brisbane was host to World Expo for 6 months in 1988 and there is evidence of that all over the city - especially artistically. It really was a huge deal when it was on.

This chair is from the sculpture exhibition which was held during the Expo and it is by UK artist Kenneth Armitage. Now it stands in the Fern House at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.

It sort of reminds me of that bit in The Empire Strikes Back with Han Solo in the carbonite.

6 comments:

Jacob said...

Interesting for sure, but it doesn't look like it was made to sit in. Actually, I'd hate to have that guy looking over my shoulder all the time!

Meg in Nelson said...

This chair looks like if you sit on it and you lie, the arms grab you and won't let you go!

Hilda said...

LOL! You're right!

I'd be too scared to sit in a chair that looked like this! Shades of horror movies…

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B Squared said...

Does not look too comfortable, even for art.

BeachILike said...

Awww...I'm scared. totally agree with Hilda.

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