To find the Rebecca Adlington statue.... Creepy?

(67 Posts)
SpinMill Tue 26-Jul-16 18:36:35

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-07-26/swimming-with-giants-adlington-statue-unveiled-in-london/

Can't explain it, it's too big. And floating in water. Makes me feel all.... Eugh.

SpinMill Tue 26-Jul-16 18:38:03

Ohh, why isn't my link clicky? Thought they were automatically converted.

FeckinCrutches Tue 26-Jul-16 18:39:18

I think it's cool!

WorraLiberty Tue 26-Jul-16 18:39:20

Clicky link

Ooh yes, it's a bit strange.

WeAreEternal Tue 26-Jul-16 18:40:21

YANBU It is creepy as hell.

hazeyjane Tue 26-Jul-16 18:40:42

You have to put the little square brackets around, 2 each end.

I should not have looked, fecking terrifying, but i do have a bit of a problem with big things that should be small (which makes me sound a bit odd)

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 26-Jul-16 18:40:48

Wow just googled it and shit myself so yanbu

TheHiphopopotamus Tue 26-Jul-16 18:40:54

I think it's a bit weird confused Don't know why.

Felt the same about the Colin Firth one at Lyme Park though.

WorraLiberty Tue 26-Jul-16 18:41:21

It looks like she's fiddling around, trying to find the plug grin

Greydog Tue 26-Jul-16 18:41:39

It's just horrible.

WiggleYourWoo Tue 26-Jul-16 18:44:41

Oh my gosh, it's horrendous, yanbu.

SpinMill Tue 26-Jul-16 18:45:19

Thanks Worra
Hazey I think that's part of my problem with it, it being big when it should be small, it weirds me out. I feel the same about that big rubber duck that was on a river somewhere, not sure of the details of it.

Cutecat78 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:46:23

I find her creepy too so YANBU

x2boys Tue 26-Jul-16 18:47:01

How bizarre grinWorra.

VestalVirgin Tue 26-Jul-16 18:47:14

I think it is because it is so large and because it is painted that it looks so unsettling.

Statues made of sandstone that are larger than life are somehow okay, but this looks weird.

On the other hand, isn't it the purpose of art to evoke an emotional reaction? I think it achieved that.

ChicRock Tue 26-Jul-16 18:47:34

Creepy as fuck. Urgh.

MimsyBorogroves Tue 26-Jul-16 18:47:58

Fuck!

That's terrifying.

SonicSpotlight Tue 26-Jul-16 18:48:09

I like it. I also like the rubber duck one.

hazeyjane Tue 26-Jul-16 18:51:54

Jesus don't tell me there is a giant rubber duck somewhere out there. Nightmares tonight.

icelollycraving Tue 26-Jul-16 18:52:28

Hideous & creepy. If it was in the form of a natural stone sculpted to look like a swimmer, possibly not as terrifying.

Queenbean Tue 26-Jul-16 18:53:55

God it's fucking awful. Did the artist only just finish junior school then they put them on this enormous project?

YellowShockedFace Tue 26-Jul-16 18:57:38

Looks like the Loch Ness monster confused it's awful

Nishky Tue 26-Jul-16 18:59:11

And she didn't do open water swimming- she was in a pool - should have a model of one of the open water swimmers there.

yougetme Tue 26-Jul-16 19:03:18

I love it.

I like giant things and support our local girl so whats not to like ?

But then again I love these Mueck creations-some are huge and others tiny -you cant tell from photos which is which until there is something alongside to give it perspective. I like that.

Laiste Tue 26-Jul-16 19:05:12

So it's 12 foot high? So the rest of her body is all there under the water then? It's odd.

It looks like a bit like a theater prop to me. Great under the lights on the stage, but when you see them in normal daylight they're a bit garish and amateurish looking.

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