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Photo: Fame Pictures, Inc.  People walk by a huge steel sculpture of breasts named Bubble Woman and a waterfall made of toilet bowls, in a park in Foshan, South China's Guangdong province.

Photo: Fame Pictures, Inc.
People walk by a huge steel sculpture of breasts named Bubble Woman and a waterfall made of toilet bowls, in a park in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong province.

Flushed For Success

Foshan, a city in central Guangdong province in China, has one of the strangest sculptures of public art – a fountain built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks and urinals covering a wall 100 meters long and almost 5 meters high. The fountain/waterfall was originally designed for the 2009 Foshan Pottery and Porcelain Festival, a porcelain product tradeshow, before being installed as a permanent piece of public art. It is just one of the many impressive ceramic sculptures residing in Shiwan Park.

The “art piece” was created by Chinese artist Shu Yong, who along with his team, spent 2 months installing the toilets. The toilets are a mixture of unwanted factory seconds and ones donated by foreigners and locals. All the toilets and urinals are actually connected to a tap so that they could be flushed. The installation is flooded periodically, creating a cascading waterfall to the amusement of the onlookers.

The word on the street is that you can’t watch it for too long though or you really want to go to the loo.

Amusing Planet

 


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  • Effluent

    We need something like this to raise the standard of art in public places in Auckland. Infinitely more entertaining than the proposed state house at the end of the pier, and a fitting replacement for the ghastly piece of rubbish in Khartoum place….

  • JustanObserver

    Geez … Hope the Whangarei Council don’t see this, Hundertwasser Arts Centre might get the biff in favour of this !!

    • Effluent

      Sorry to say, I think the Hundertwasser Art centre has already been biffed in favour of a car park, or something similar.

      • JustanObserver

        Yayy, and sounds like a much better idea

  • johcar

    I’m more interested in the story behind the giant breasts….

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