Fourth plinth artwork comes home to roost

The latest in a continuing series of artworks, each of which resides for about a year on the previously unoccupied fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. It’s a giant blue rooster entitled Hahn/Cock.

blue rooster in Trafalgar Square

blue rooster in Trafalgar Square

I especially like the pigeons sitting below this big blue bird. I should figure out how to add thought bubbles to my photos for them. If pigeons could talk, might they be imagining themselves just as big and imposing as the sculpture?

blue rooster on fourth plinth

blue rooster on fourth plinth

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3 Responses to Fourth plinth artwork comes home to roost

  1. lanceleuven says:

    I really like that! It looks really bright and cheerful amongst the grey granite.

  2. Maryevelyn says:

    Very interesting! I suppose the natives are used to this as it happens every year. What would they say in Concord, NH if this sculpture was placed on the front lawn for a year? Franklin Pierce would be spinning……..

    • suzykewct says:

      Probably, but then Franklin wasn’t much of a progressive, was he? I’m just saying that; I’ve no idea, really. One of our less well-remembered Presidents. The Fourth Plinth (art) Project has been going on since 2005 in its current incarnation, though I’ve only seen 4 of the 6 works displayed since it started. Each one is very different from the others, so there’s really no unifying theme – which may actually BE the theme. I make a point of checking out the space every time I’m in London and I’m thrilled when a new piece appears.

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