Thursday, 9 June 2011

Prowling Babushka


Mama Babushka and her acolytes can be seen all over town. This cardboard cutout is testament to her many resting spots.

19 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

She's delightful, Julie.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sandra Gaspar said...

Fantastic!

brattcat said...

Fascinating to enlarge and study the family within her. Also wonderful contrast between wall and carboard babushka.

Julie said...

BD - When one looks at the images 'within' her, a local can identify spots where she has been photographed, eg Great Hall @ University of Sydney. But then she had a 'family'. I need to find where the other 'members' of this family are now resting.

Steffe said...

Very cool art it is.

Mark said...

I really like this sort of urban art. Thanks for sharing this Julie.

RedPat said...

That is great fun! Love it.

Ann said...

This is new to me. Must keep my eye out for her. Did see a guy in a wet suit in Martin Place.

Also - they are putting the domes on the gatehouse at the Barracks (part of the original design but never built I believe - or maybe they were removed). At the moment only the timber frame but should be worth keeping an eye on. Really looking forward to seeing them completed.

Julie said...

I knew about the domes being pack back on, but not the timeline. I am a member of HHT. I rate them highly as an organisation to help one know Sydney. Them and Maritime Museum, but I have lapsed with MM being their offerings are a bit repetitive.

J Bar said...

Very interesting. I have not seen anything like this before. I do like it.

Bob Crowe said...

Completely strange. Not dolls nested in dolls but rather layers of meanings.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've never seen her ... so glad to have your eye showing me the Sydney I don't know.

Jilly said...

how fascinating. And is there a reasn for Mme. Babushka apart from the photos of her all over town, that is?

nicki said...

I love the way it makes the wall much more interesting to look at. Have you seen others around?

Bergson said...

Is it of the dolls which fit?

Julie said...

Nicki - I have not seen others as yet, but have my eyes pealed.

Bergson - yes it is of the dolls that fit. A variation upon it at least ...

Joe said...

Sounds like your on a mission Julie. PS I googled Ava Gardner and I think you are right.

Rae Walter said...

Interesting street art Julie. Like that these are appearing about Sydney town

Thérèse said...

A very interesting and original concept, Russian ancestry?