Monday, 28 September 2009
The superlambanana is become integrated into Liverpool society and people associate Liverpool with it which i think is fantastic that a sculpture so different and odd has had such a big impact. Originally created by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo the superlambanana was revealed in conjunction with the Tate Liverpool and has historical foundations with the city in that both sheep and bananas were very common cargo's into the maritime city. I think the way they have been combined is clever as individually you can still tell that it is a sheep and a banana but they still work together. I like how different,random and cool it seems to combine a sheep and a banana as a sculpture and on such a big scale. People starting to make their own individual mark now by customising their own superlambananas with different patterns and colours which I think is a sign of how engaged the local community is with the sculpture.