Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Bluefin Bullet"

Always on the lookout for public art, I discovered this wonderful life-size sculpture of a bluefin tuna in downtown Charlottetown. Part of a series of commissioned pieces, it was done by artist Gerald Beaulieu and was installed in 2011. The scales of the fish are made from stainless steel spoons and as Beaulieu says it creates the ultimate fish lure and shows "public art as a lure in a tourist driven economy". Love it!

21 comments:

Eyeliquor said...
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Lowell said...

It's quite attractive and I'd imagine attracts a lot of attention. I like the way you got the sun glinting off the nose...

La Principessa Errante said...

Perfect artists statement. This is really, really cool. I notice he used industrial steel plate for the fins, what a great usage of everyday materials.

Sharon said...

Oh, this is very clever. Nice!

Andy said...

Nice find. Looks like you are really exploring the city.

Paul in Powell River said...

I like it!

LĂșcia said...

Very creative, cool! ;-)

Randy said...

That is a nice looking sculpture.

Jack said...

We agree today, RedPat. I like this big fish sculpture, too.

Madge Bloom said...

Amazing piece!

James Wei said...

This would be the photography that I would spend at least 1 hour to snap at.

Such a magnificent looking artefact

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, it would look good spinning above a dancefloor in a nightclub too... 'Disco Tuna!'

Birdman said...

This is worth a long look.

Halcyon said...

This is a great one! I love it. :D

JM said...

So cool!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting piece of art. Have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Now that is art and wit! I love it too.

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful work!

'Tsuki said...

That's a cool fish !!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks great when you pull it in a bit closer to Pat, very clever sculpture. I like the way you've caught the sun glinting off his snout!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Appropriate art for an island. :))