EUROPE'S RANDOM OBJECT
Post-apocalyptic spiders, giant forks, and clothes pegs big enough for the mother of all loads…
Europe, you so crazy 😮
Here’s where to see the continent’s most random objects up close and personal…
“My best friend was my mother and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, dainty…”
Beautiful stuff. Very touching 💕
Why’d you make her a massive fuck-off spider with legs like swords then, Louise??!! WHY?! 🕷
Louise Bourgeois has a lot to answer for. Her sculpture, Maman, is a homage to her mum. It lives outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and carries a little sac of white and grey marble eggs underneath it… 🕸
If you didn’t know it was a sculpture you’d 100% think these were the endtimes 👋
Big enough for all your hang-ups? Probs not 🙅
Turkish artist and professor, Mehmet Ali Uysal, made this giant clothespin sculpture for the Festival of the Five Seasons 👖He specialises in mental shiz that creates optical illusions.
It lives in Chaudfontaine Park on the outskirts of Liege in Belgium and looks like it’s pinching the grass together 👌
Fork of Vevey
“Fork me that’s a big piece of cutlery you’ve got, Vevey…”
NOT SORRY 🍴
This beast of a fork - 26 feet tall and 4 foot wide - is sunk on the shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It was first made by Jean-Pierre Zaugg as part of an exhibition for the food-themed museum, Alimentarium, on their 10th anniversary 🎈
When the exhibition was over the fork was removed… and the people lost their tiny minds 😤 A full on revolt happened (kinda, it was a petition 📜 ), and the fork was brought back.
It wasss the Guinness World Record holder for world’s tallest fork 🏆 Then some bitter bitch in Springfield, Missouri went and erected a 35-footer. Just remember, Vevey will always be the OG.
Middelheim Museum in Antwerp is like stumbling into Wonderland after toking on Absolem’s hookah pipe… 🌬
It’s one of the world’s largest outdoor sculpture collections. A place where apples are boulder size, teardrops are red, and the boats are bendy ⛵
There are over 250 artworks but Erwin Wurm’s is right at the entrance. You can’t miss his melty blue boat sagging into the water. The piece is classic Wurm - he loves taking a familiar thing and warping it into something else 🍭