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Canberra - "Droplet" at Woden
Australia

A sculpture located on the corner of Furzer and Worgan Sts in Phillip, is called Droplet (source: The Canberra Times). This piece of public art has however been referred to by lots of other names - the lemon juicer, the tear of the taxpayer, pear of agony and the buttplug (source: the-riotact.com).

But to me this lemon-juicing buttplug looks more like an intergalactic rescue pod. It's waiting for some alien to push the right buttons to open its secret door and when occupied, it'll take off to outer space silently, leaving us the teary-eyed taxpayer to fork out even more money to put another piece of public art in its place. The question is: who is this meant to rescue?

The sculpture is lit up in blue and looks pretty at night but unfortunately it is hopelessly out-illuminated by the building just opposite.

Copyright: Unkle Kennykoala
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Uploaded: 09/03/2013
Updated: 08/07/2014
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