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Netizens On Twitter Are Sharing Their Favorite Public Statues And Its Absolutely Epic

#8 is too cool!

Aside from being awesome pieces of art and history, statues can be fun, too, as one of our previous posts have demonstrated. And now we’re seeing that all over again in a new craze over at Twitter.

It all began when Matt Pearce, who works as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, asked: “What are your favorite public statues?” Netizens, mostly from the United States, responded eagerly and shared photos of various sculptures which ranged from moving and thought-provoking, to funny and silly.

LA Times reporter Matt Pearce recently posed this interesting question on Twitter:

Source: Matt Pearce
#1. Ignatius J. Reilly in New Orleans

Source: Mike Faulk
#2. Now this one looks both scary and strange.

Source: Juan Pa
#3. What the hell?!

Source: Eric
#4. “This one in Montreal which has perplexed me for years.”

#5. The Angel of the Resurrection statue in Philly's 30th St Station. It commemorates the Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in WWII.

#6. Ducklings in Boston public garden (which people dress up for holidays and other events).

Source: Bittersweet
#7. “Bliss Dance” a statue currently located in Las Vegas.

Source: Jason in WA
#8. "Expansion" in New York

Source: Art4Life
#9. “It looks like a dog standing on the Iron Throne. It's of Laika, the first animal to orbit Earth.”

Source: Aidan
#10. Charles La Trobe statue in Melbourne, Australia

#11. The iconic Abraham Lincoln memorial monument.

#12. Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential pet Falla.

Source: Mark Potts
#13. “African Renaissance Man outside Dakar, Senegal is awesome.”

Source: Dusty
#14. On the border of China and Mongolia there's two dinosaurs kissing

Source: Dustin
#15. Jim Henson and Kermit at the University of Maryland

#16. This deer looks like it just obtained human intelligence and is at a loss of what to do with it.

Source: THE JZA
#17. And, of course, no list of awesome statues will be ever complete without the Statue of Liberty!

Source: AM Raab

1 Comment

  1. Kingsley Robson

    August 22, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Uhmmm but in MALAYSIA its SENSITIVE.

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Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking

Read the captions and try not to cry.

Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.

A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.

In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.

Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her death.

Gary shared:

“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”

Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.

He recalled:

“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.

“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”

Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.

Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!

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These illustrations are downright brutal and honest.

For the common people, art is all about pleasing one’s eyes. But to those who have pledged their selves to it, art is all about the transfer of ideas and thoughts. For decades, Australian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been creating satirical illustrations that highlight reasons why today’s society is far from being perfect.

In fact, Haderer had faced the court thanks to one of his books titled, “The Life of Jesus.” It basically triggered violent reactions in Europe, particularly from the Catholic Church. The story surfaced sometime in 2005 when he was convicted in Greece for badmouthing the country’s religious community. He eventually received a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A couple of months later, the initial verdict was corrected via an appeal resulting to Haderer’s acquittal.

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Japanese Artist Gives Life Into Rocks By Painting Adorable and Realistic Animals

They seemingly beg to be cuddled. Aww.

Akie Nakata is unlike any other artists in the world. She uses stones and turns them into paintings that feature adorable animals. Interestingly, her works are something that you can hold in the palm of your hand. She is definitely a unique one.

Born in Japan, Akie carefully chooses the natural shapes of each stone she comes across. For her, the best stones are the ones that can perfectly capture their own destined characters. Her love for collecting stones started when she was still a child.

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