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The rugby sculpture

by Robyn on March 16, 2010 in Art, Sport

A proposal was unveiled yesterday for a Weta Workshop-designed rugby-themed sculpture to grace the city, somewhere, In Time For The Rugby World Cup.

The sculpture is highly symbolic, with the DomPost providing a list of all the symbolism, but what does the sculpture most resemble?

  • A trophy for the Wairarapa Bush under-13’s tournament?
  • Glorious Socialist Realist Sculpture to Celebrate Triumph of Workers over Capitalist Running Dog Referee?
  • A made-in-China knick-knack from “Gifts 4 Men” that you bought your uncle for his mantelpiece in a moment of desparation?
  • A tourist drawcard, on par with Dannevirke’s Viking and Ohakune’s giant carrot?
  • An iconic, edgy, world-class tribute to the creativity, imagination and uniqueness of Wellington?
  • A woman-positive depiction of a labia and vaginal opening?
  • Maui’s last attempt to escape before being crushed by Hine nui o te po?

Robyn Gallagher

Robyn used to live in Wellington, but now divides her time between coastal Waikato and wherever. She can be found over at her long-running blog, watching too many music videos, or generally mucking around on the internet.

Christo August 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

This is the worst Sculpture ever made in Wellington.
I demand its vandalized, burnt, and vomited on by Wellingtonians…

Honestly what a waste of money!

stephen clover August 30, 2011 at 11:13 am

Christo?! shouldn’t you be advocating that the entire thing be wrapped in opaque plastic? 😉

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