Monday, September 22, 2008

Giant Ant

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A ruby red sculpture in Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Market Square. Mary had suggested that we go for just a little bit of red for this week's Ruby Tuesday. You decide, is this "a little bit" of red or a whole lot? Either way, I liked the sculpture. Sort of an odd choice for street art, but then again Portsmouth had a pretty great edginess and counterculture undertone to it, so it does actually fit in in its own way against the background of the historic square.
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27 comments:

Your Pal Pinki said...

That is so COOL!

Gattina said...

Now that is very special !! i have never seen an ant as a statue and then in red, lol ! but it looks nice !

magiceye said...

wonder whose artwork it is? sure someone who loves and adores ants! beautiful piece of work though!

quilly said...

Ack! A red ant! Stomp it!

Although this one looks as though it could stomp me! Great short and it's too perfect to NOT share.

Ivon said...

Not too much red for me. Your ant is looks like its legs will break under the its own weight. I like you amount of red. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Definitely different, and actually quite appealing (for an insect). Perfect for Ruby Tuesday, too.

Nancy said...

Great Ruby Tuesday photo, but I'm not so sure I favor it as art. Maybe something for a playground?

Jientje said...

It's the perfect amount of red for a Ruby!
I Must have missed the teach's request myself, awwwww!

Leora said...

It's a great photo. Love the buildings in the background. And the negative space they create for the lovely blue sky. I actually kind of like this ant, and I'm not usually a bugs kind-of person.

dot said...

I LOVE the ant and the flowers beneath it also. Nice shot!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Novel sculpture for sure! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

ellen b said...

I love it! What an interesting fun sculpture. Boy I spy lots of other red too. a red door, a red brick building, red flowers.
This is a great photograph Robin...

Ivanhoe said...

I normally don't like insect, but this ant is cute :o)

Janet said...

I love all the colors in this shot, so vivid!

Jill said...

Well that sure is one big ant... :)

Raven said...

Well, it's a lot of red - a giant ant - but it's way cool, so who cares! I love the flowers under the ant's feet and the whole scene. Looks like a lovely spot. Who'd a thunk a giant ant could be so appealing?

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

a very odd piece of street art, but then most street art is odd. its colour does go well with everything around it though - what a pretty square...

Denise BC said...

Hi, Robin
Very beautiful and original sculpture that, congratulations for the post. I thank you for sharing.

Friend, I see that has beautiful flowers in your blog, desiring to participate in a collective of flowers, see the link:Today's Flowers. Happens every Monday, is fun and beautiful.
hugs, Denise

Preethi said...

awesome!!

~Virginia~ said...

this reminds me of an '80s movie called Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! there was a giant (well, to the shrunken kids, at least) ant in it! :)

ilanadavita said...

This is a great choice for RT. The ant matches with the building. Great shot.

storyteller said...

What a MARVELOUS capture for Ruby Tuesday!!! Now THAT’s what I call a RED ant for sure ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

L^2 said...

Wow, that's really cool!

Vader's Mom said...

That's so fun - weird - but fun!!

Carletta said...

I love this! Unusual and very ruby!

dianne - bunny trails said...

What a cool sculpture! I love out of the box art like that. :D

All Rileyed Up said...

I don't know, that statue kind of creeps me out. It might have something to do with my experiences with fire ants.