World's Strangest Statues
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Posankka, Turku, Finland
Posankka—an amalgamation of the Finnish words for “pig” and “duck”—is
a 16-foot-tall cotton-candy-hued hybrid of a rubber duck and a marzipan pig.
Created for a citywide environmental art project, the pig-duck is the
brainchild of Alvar Gullichsen. According to the artist statement, the statue
is a criticism of modern gene technology as well as a tribute to the city’s
avant-garde tradition. His first idea for the project was an oil truck and
industrial vacuum hybrid, called Bonk’s Atomic LLBH Succer, built to
suck toxic waste from the Port of Turku and send it into outer space. Suddenly
a pig-duck doesn’t sound so bizarre….