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Homunculus Loxodontus – Eternally waiting humanoid monument

Eternally waiting humanoid monument - Homunculus Loxodontus by Margriet van Breevoort, 2016

Eternally waiting humanoid monument – Homunculus Loxodontus by Margriet van Breevoort, 2016

Eternally waiting humanoid monument
In May 2016 Dutch artist Margriet Van Breevoort installed her sculpture Homunculus Loxodontus near a children’s hospital in the town of Lend. Translated from the Latin – “humanoid elephant” the sculpture symbolizes people waiting in the queue to see a doctor. According to the artist herself, her character is “a kind of failed experiment, he waits and hopes to get better”. Besides, he is “like a big lump of flesh, but so cute that many want to embrace him.” By the way, in 2016 the sculpture became the most photographed attraction in Lend.

Incredibly popular in Russia - Zhdun

Incredibly popular in Russia – Zhdun

According to an interview to the BBC Russian Service, “Humanoid elephant” is a second work of Margriet that she was able to sell. Besides, she told that she was only at the beginning of her career. In January 2017 Russian-speaking tourist saw a sculpture near the Children’s Hospital, photographed and published it on the popular site Pikabu, as well as on other public social networks. As a result, on the Russian segment of the Internet, the statue got its name – “Zhdun”. Meanwhile, Mem Zhdun became a hit in Russia. In addition, the artist joined “VKontakte” with the creation of an official page of Zhdun. By the way, it is a verified account.

And on the Internet, meanwhile, has developed Zhdun-mania … This is where there is no limit for imagination and creative thinking! Just look at the gallery of creativity inspired by the Eternally waiting humanoid monument …

Eternally waiting humanoid monument

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