Wednesday, April 14, 2010

orange you glad to see me?



Just outside one of the local skytrain stations here in Vancouver (basically our city subway system) sits a trio of giant day-glo orange bears. Pretty hard to miss them... they are pretty fluorescent. They somewhat remind me of fake cheese and macaroni, but in a good way of course. They are one of the many new public sculptures that have popped up around the city for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Check them out at the 49th Avenue Langara station, if you get a chance... they will make you smile and perhaps say "cheese" too.

38 comments:

Frannie said...

Oh my goodness! They are bright...and cheesy. So cool.

geschichtenvonkat said...

ha, it IS that macaroni color! there is a lot of neat art hidden around some of the nyc subway stations that i would always look for when i lived there, a great addition to city transportation i think!

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like this before! They must definitely get attention. And your article on them is clever =) Macaroni & cheese colored for sure!

Jenni said...

Holy Mac & Cheese Batman! Those are wild and well, sure to make you smile! Fun post! :)

cupcakebomb said...

Hahaha. I thought of Cheetos... They sure will make you say CHEESE!

Anna said...

They absolutely look like they are made out of kraft mac and cheese powder!! Funny little sculptures :)

DK said...

Cute! Winnipeg did that years back, a bunch of different artists painted up polar bears that popped up all over the city one night. It was a neat surprise to wake up to.

StunningAnnaK said...

I bet the were inspired by Mac & Cheese...

ourlittlelovenest said...

heheheh...they really to look like mac and cheese coloured. Too fun! I was telling someone here about Vancouver's skytrain a few days ago and they giggled at me and asked me if that is what Canadians called airplanes.
Silly Americans ;)
xo

ourlittlelovenest said...

to=do...ergh...my fingers are not working today.

Shira said...

They look great!

Victoria said...

That's so funny! It sounds so strange, but I can't wait to ride the skytrain when I get home this summer - we only got to try out the new line a couple of times and we didn't stop at any of the in-between stops. Two months and I'll be there! I hope the day-glo bears are still around.

MAB Jewelry said...

Oh, my gosh, those are fabulous! I hope they get Santa hats at Christmas.

Patrizia said...

Hey that is very cool! Cheese powder is an interesting color choice too :P

Tea said...

Wow what a color! You're right it does look like mac and cheese!

Plantress said...

they totally look like the kraft mac n cheese color. How astute of you. Maybe kraft could do bears-they do dinos and pinwheels. Anyhoo I like it when a city does art "just because"

Suzanne said...

haha! first thing i thought of when i saw them was kraft dinner :D

T @ Poppy Place said...

Got to love anything that reminds you of Mac and Cheese :) T.

lisaroy said...

mmmm.... mac & cheese!
I've been missing that in Ireland! : )

Cat said...

Now those are some orange bears. You know what, they do kind of look "mac and cheese" colored (but, of course, in a good way :)).

Very cool!

just B you said...

Fake cheese and macaroni...So funny! I wish I could go and see them - maybe some day...

naomemandeflores said...

Love them! Very cheesy indeed!

Autumn Rain Creations said...

I love seeing sights from different places! Thanks for posting this.
Take care,
April

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purple area said...

Wow, these are really cool, great with the orange!

Christie Cottage said...

Ha! Those are great and your description of them "fake cheese from mac & cheese" is perfect!

Lori said...

I thought you had photoshopped the suckers. That's pretty cool.

sinnlighet said...

Love love love love love!!!

Agneta

Almost Precious said...

Art truly does enrich a city, and it provides us with food for thought...perhaps that explains why the artist chose the famous "Kraft Mac & Chedder Cheese" orange.

Robert W. Leonard said...

Those are awesome! I like it looks like they are coming out of the wall. Hah. Great pictures.

The Stapelia Company said...

I love these. They DO remind me of mac and cheese... they're lovely.

PurrPrints said...

both the color and the texture reminds me of cheetos--in a good way--in a way that makes me kinda hungry, actually, even tho i don't really even like junk food...lol

Amanda said...

So cool! What a way to brighten your day :)

babalisme said...

Yup!! Orange bears can never fail!

able mabel said...

Those are so cool!

Knotted Nest said...

Hey these guys are in Toronto too! But they're going into the wall. Here's a picture I snapped recently at the Sculpture Garden:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knottednest/4364434976/

miranda said...

i hadn't seen this installation - love the colour! ok, now i have to take the boy and get off at that stop to get the obligatory photo op. :-)

Kristin said...

They remind me of cheese balls!