January 6, 2011

M is for Metal Monster

Some call it junk art.

 Guangzhou, 2010

What do you say? 

These metal monsters were modeled in front of one of the many massive exhibition buildings that in totality is loosely referred to as the Guangzhou Trade Fair... or, much to my mounting dismay, the old colonial term, Canton Fair. I've attended it as buyer, or in more recent years as seller, since 1985. This Jinhan Fair holds a multitude of exhibitors on five floors marketing their giftware and home decor.



There were lots of mesmerized local onlookers.

M is the letter at Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday, and there you will find links to many other posts on subjects starting with M.

20 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

If they were toy size, they would be very popular! nice photos! Especially of the blonds! LOL...

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, a lot of work went into those. No wonder people were mesmerized. Amazing monsters!
-- K

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

Sue said...

They're not my style, but boy, would my grandson love them!

=)

tracy said...

They are quite amazing!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My son could look at these for hours.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like them! And I like your alliterative post.

taylorsoutback said...

Yes - definitely something my husband would examine piece by piece...amazing!

fredamans said...

Metal Monsters are groovy! My son would love them.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/01/alphabe-thursday-m-is-for.html

anjoe playhouse said...

I like them - lots of creativity ;-)

VP said...

People are quite generous with the term art today, so I guess this can't be worse of some contemporary junk they keep in museums. At least this is funny and creative!

RedTedArt said...

Oh fabulous! We love things made out of junk... i even have a WHOLE post dedicated to "Repurposed Crafts" (http://www.redtedart.com/2011/01/01/recycled-get-crafty/) one of which reminds me of your monsters (the fridge magnet)

Fab M.

Maggy

Jo said...

I say wow! those are fabulous works of art!

Judie said...

There is no such thing as Junk, as you can see!

Theresa said...

Love it Francisca! Very cool that you attend an art show in that part of the world. Fun seeing the mesmerized onlookers too:)

EG Wow said...

Yes, they are junk art. BUT I LIKE them. :))

Jenny said...

Wow. What a fascinating post.

I love rusted metal art...this is a little out of my range of things I normally like but I'm intriqued by all the laters and colors and textures.

Thanks for a fun stop this week on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

My favorite thing is the expression on the onlookers faces!

Thank you for linking.

A+

JM said...

Cool and scary! :-)

mub said...

LOVE these! They almost remind me of life-size transformers in a way!

Cheryl D. said...

Very cool!

Jacob said...

I look at this two ways: 1) Junk is junk, no matter how elaborately it is arranged, and 2) it is good that some people take junk and put it to use so it doesn't end up in a landfill polluting our earth!