Standing on the corner

February 27, 2014 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

One of the things I enjoy about working in the CBD (in my ‘real’ job) is getting out of the office for a brisk walk in between all the busy-ness. Along with all the fascinating people you come across when you’re out and about, there’s quite a bit of public art in Brisbane – and this fellow is my absolute favourite piece.

At first glance, he could be any other pedestrian pausing at the traffic lights…

The Guardian by Cezary Stulgis

But he’s made of shiny stainless steel and this contemporary mythological figure has a higher purpose: according to the artist, he’s here to restore balance on the planet. I love that he’s called ‘The Guardian’. The importance of nature is a common theme in Australian-based Polish sculptor Cezary Stulgis’s work – there’s lots more to be seen on his website.

The Guardian by Cezary Stulgis

You can’t miss him – he’s as tall as a lamp post!

The Guardian by Cezary Stulgis

He’s a stoic figure. From the fragile branch in his knapsack to the sphere representing balance in his middle and right down to his sensible shoes, there’s a little bit of something to relate to – whatever mood you’re in as you pass by. Today I think he was saying that sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and get on with things.

The Guardian by Cezary Stulgis

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