Friday, March 31, 2017

Infestation!!


I noticed a serious infestation of creepy, crawly insects in downtown Phoenix recently.  These aren't your every day bugs, these invertebrates are huge!




On a corner near the Phoenix Convention Center is a collection of these scary creatures.  This scorpion looks like he's drooling for a taste of that little guy he's clutching with his claw.



























This centipede is looking just a bit shy.


This funny looking character has taken to wearing high heels!  
This crazy bunch of insects is the work of Tom Otterness of Brooklyn New York.  Thanks Tom!

17 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Funny looking insects they are.

Andy said...

These bugs look interesting and fun. /X\('-')/X\

LOLfromPasa said...

The creativity here is astonishing. Love the detail and those shoes...!

Karl Demetz said...

Luckily these are sculptures...
Nicely made, with much humor.

Kate said...

These remind me of some creepy creatures I have seen and almost lived with on occasion in the Southwest, but valiant and nasty woman that I am, I quickly dispatched them!

Judy said...

How strange!

Lowell said...

Super sculptures, but that first one reminds me of the little scorpions that would make their way into our house. We had to be very careful of dark corners or the inside of cabinets. We found a number of them while living in Scottsdale.

Thérèse said...

I remember them. The silly scorpion is my favorite with the little strange guy on its head. The walking stick reminded me of Louise Bourgeois and her spiders.

RedPat said...

They are such fun, Sharon! I rather like that centipede the best for some reason.

Halcyon said...

There are certainly worse infestations! ;-)

bill burke said...

How interesting to see these around town. Very different and very creative. I like them especially the centipede.

William Kendall said...

They're very cool!

Christine said...

Normally I would not go near bugs but these are so much fun they invite you to come for a closer look!

Jack said...

A bite from one of those guys would hurt!

Bob Crowe said...

I guessed it was Otterness right away. There is some on his work in Citygarden in downtown STL and the excellent contemporary art museum in Kansas City. He's creepy/weird/ingenious.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So cool and quirky Sharon.. not sure if they're interactive sculptures but the centipede would make an excellent bench ☺

Steve Reed said...

I remember Tom Otterness from NYC -- some of his sculptures were in a subway station on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, as I recall. (Probably still are!)

That scorpion is definitely on the creepy side. I like the other two, though.