June 27, 2006
Invasion of The Giant Oranges
On Sunday I took a stroll through downtown Riverside, and photographed some of the giant oranges that were installed there (According to a patrolman on Lime St., four of the 32 figures have already been stolen. See note below)
Looking for similar street art projects on the internet, I collected here some links of giant fiberglass installations from around the world (Many were blogged here before). If you know of others, please feel free to add them in the comments below!
Athens, Georgia’s We let The Dawgs Out
Cranes on parade from Kearney, Nebraska
Moose in the City in Toronto
Belfast Bearfest in 2000
Penguin Parade in Youngstown, Ohio
Mermaids on Parade in Norfork, VA
The People Project of St. Louis (Just type A)
Lighthouse on Parade from Portland Maine
Boston’s Cavalcade of Cod
Columbia, SC’s Palmetto Tree Project
Flamingos on the Beach in Miami
Gators On The Geaux in Lake Charles, LA
Cleveland’s Guitar Mania
Los Angeles Community of Angels
The main organization that initiated the Cow Parade, has programs all over the world, a little bit like Cirque du Soleil
But is it art?
Update: Life size American Presidents in Rapid City, South Dakota
More cows in Buenos Aires
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9/9/06 Correction: According to Ada Passaro, one of the Orange artists “None of the oranges have been stolen...4 oranges had damage done to them and they were taken in to have the artists repaint some areas after the damage had been repaired...31 are on view in the downtown area and 1 is housed in the Riverside Art Museum...As of this moment they are all safe and sound...”
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The Swiss have fibreglass cows scattered all over their land, in fields, parks and cities...
I now see that this was done all over the plcae, not just Switzerland
I found a few of them on Flickr
A few examples.
Posted by: alex at Jun 27, 2006 7:37:20 AM
If I'd bothered to read the next paragraph, I would have noticed that you had already mentioned and linked to it. Talk about short attention span.
Posted by: alex at Jun 27, 2006 7:40:01 AM
Here in desert we have the Path of the Bighorn project. They're everywhere!
Posted by: MJ at Jun 27, 2006 8:45:55 AM
In Omaha, we had the J. Doe project - unique because it was the first (and perhaps still only) project like this to use the human figure.
Posted by: Lara at Jun 27, 2006 9:20:10 AM
Pensacola, FL has the Pelicans in Paradise:
Posted by: JB at Jun 27, 2006 12:38:46 PM
Ann Arbor had Pigskins on Parade during the Superbowl in nearly Detroit. http://www.pigskinsonparade.com/line-up.html
Posted by: Ann at Jun 27, 2006 2:00:21 PM
Great posts Hanan! Love these links today. I only knew about the cows...now I know about the moose, penguins, piggies..... great fun!
Hang gliding? Goodness me...I don't know. I'd save yourself for New Zealand. It might be wonderfully exciting, but just a little bit risky for those of us over 30...
Posted by: Julie at Jun 27, 2006 2:33:30 PM
Sacramento had fiberglass lions a few years ago, produced by local artists and on display here and there. Unfortunately the exhibit has all but disappeared off the web.
Posted by: pam at Jun 27, 2006 4:37:51 PM
Placerville, CA has Wheelbarrows on Parade: http://placerville-downtown.org/Wheelbarrows/WheelbarrowThumbnails.html
Posted by: Kris at Jun 27, 2006 5:16:32 PM
The Hearts in (where else?) San Francisco!!
Posted by: Huggett at Jun 27, 2006 6:27:40 PM
Im-moo-tators of the cow parade idea
Posted by: Koino at Jun 27, 2006 7:23:52 PM
Cool, Hanan! This is one of my favorite lists of sites to collect, "parades" and all that. Here's the website for the Giant Orange Artventure you mention:
Posted by: Elayne Riggs at Jun 27, 2006 7:56:44 PM
I read the Art Alliance newsletters which indicate that the les petites oranges can be viewed on this web site, yet, I can not find them. Is there some secret word that I am missing so I can actually see them??????????????
Kindly respond and thank you.
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