Echoing The Scream by Edvard Munch, 9. The Howl sees Gromit bursting through a picture frame outside the Royal West of England Academy on Queen’s Road.
Gromit has obviously being painting, as his face and paws are covered in paint spills.
It was frustrating to see how many people were climbing on this sculpture as we approached and ignoring the “Do Not Climb” notices on the side. A lot to he sculptures we have seen have been damaged or covered in muddy marks (following the rain). 51. In-cog-nito at the Mall has been broken and no longer works because of people climbing on the model and damaging the mechanism. I believe though that the models will be cleaned and touched up before going on show at the Mall in September and on auction later.
Despite the rain we went hunting Shauns last Sunday.
Over by the back of Park Row next to the Bristol Grammar School we have 29. Thunderbirds Are Go, with Shaun masquerading as Thunderbird 2.
This Shaun has blue LEDs that light up at night, as we were there in the day we didn’t see them. This Shaun is surrounded by mirrors, not sure why, as there aren’t that many hidden details. I like the pointed nose though, which is strange as Thunderbird 2’s nose isn’t pointed!
Outside the Royal West of England Academy we have 30. Rex. This is either Shaun dressed up as a dinosaur…
…or is it a dinosaur which has swallowed Shaun!
Up on Brandon Hill is 26. From Dusk ‘til Shaun who, as it was quite wet, was surrounded by mud. He is very bight and colourful taking in both night and day imagery.
43. Lotus is outside the offices of the place which started all of this so long ago…
…of course we’re talking about Aardman Animations. Looking very much like a Chinese Ming vase, this ornate blue and white Shaun stands guard outside the very offices of the company that created him.