Back in July we told you about Mark Jenkins’ Golden Ass project where he tricked folks into thinking his gold horse sculpture was a human statue. Jenkins’ latest work was a collaboration with Green Peace. He put several “Homeless Polar Bears” in public places around Washington DC.
Jenkins told Boing Boing:
We made a series of human-like homeless polar bears and installed them around DC to get people to think about the issue (of melting arctic ice) with more empathy. it seemed people liked them a lot and took pictures of their kids in front of them, etc. but most were removed pretty quickly by the authorities. the last image is one that was met with ill-fate after being deemed a “suspicious package.” so the whole thing ended up have a touch of irony to it when compared to the actual situation.
4 thoughts on “Homeless Polar Bears”
suspicious package?!?!? Man the authorities are dumb. Awesome installations.
Haha, silly officials. Awesome statues, though.
And, you spelled “Homless” wrong. just pointing it out. 🙂
Sorry, cloudbreath9, but YOU are the one who misspelled “homeless”
Boy, that’s embarrassing.
Any who, the bear idea sounds great, although maybe it could be actual people and they could roam around DC? just a suggestion.
To be fair, I did spell it wrong, stupidly, in the title of the post and then corrected it after Cloudbreath9 (and one angry emailer) pointed it out to me.
Either way, Mark Jenkins rocks!
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