Diver and Guard Dogs

Diver and Guard Dogs 

Public Art : Diver and Guard Dogs

Sculptor/Artist : © Russell Sheridan

Description : This tall wood sculpture features a carved wooden column with a man, "the Diver" standing on his hands at the top. Balancing precariously from his perch, the diver is wearing what appears to be metal dish washing gloves. At the base and scattered around the street are crudely carved wooden guard dogs. The ground near the base is covered by a spongy rubber surface, presumably to help break the fall of anyone who attempts to climb it. The artist cheekily admits to it being a spoof on London's iconic Nelson's Column.

Date Unveiled : Not Known

Location : Very small street in Claisebrook Cove, East Perth, Western Australia.

Inscription :

Claisebrook Cove
Diver and the Guard Dogs
Artist : Russell Sheridan

In the elevated residential subdivision of Belvidere
a figure stands on his hands atop a timber column.
The idea for this humourous spoof on Nelson's
Column surrounded by timber guardian dogs
originated from man's fragility and need for
balance.

 

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