For the 2014 Sculpture By The Sea event, a Belgian artist named Annette Thas created something that makes passers by stop and stare. Her creation is a gigantic, fleshy wave that seems to be rising up from the sand. It stands 9 feet tall and it is 12 feet long. If you were to sit at its base, it would almost envelop you with its sheer size. Not only is it huge, but there is another reason why anyone who passes by just has to stop and do a double-take…
The monstrous wave towers 9 feet high, its fleshy tones blocking out the coast and sun.
It looks like a giant creature, rising up from the sand, clawing its way from the shore.
It’s not a monster, though. It’s a towering wave of nostalgia and memories.
“Wave 1” was crafted from over 3,000 Barbie dolls, collected from various thrift stores.
Anette hoped to create a whimsical piece that highlighted the short, but precious, childhood that everyone gets to experience.
Annette’s creation, named Wave 1, has recently been given the People’s Choice Prize at Sculpture By The Sea. Her take on childhood, mixed with her whimsical creativity and ability to draw the eye, resulted in a sure winner. Men, women and children are engrossed by not only the size of this wave, but also the thousands of toys that comprise it. Source: Annette Thas via Design Boom It’s weird, sure, but it would be hard not to be completely enthralled by this wave of memories. Share it with others.
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