Historian and author James Barr, from London, encouraged Twitter users to share monuments they believe ‘enhance their surroundings’ in a thread.
Ancient Statues Near the Royal Tomb on Mount Nemrut, Turkey
Växjö Sweden. Commemorates housewife Danuta Danielsson whacking Neo-Nazi Seppo Seluska. That’s a worthwhile subject for a statue. Danuta’s mum was an Auschwitz survivor.
Tombili The Cat Statue, Istanbul
Women of Steel, Sheffield
Terry Fox Statue, Canada
Yoda Statue, Lucasfilm Campus in San Francisco, CA
Bronze Statue of a Mouse Knitting a DNA Double Helix in Russia
A peculiar Russian monument praises the scientific achievements of a tiny mammal
Isaac Cordal’s “The Certainty of Uncertainty” addressing climate change. Relevant, accessible, and educational. This should be the future of public art.
Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog statue in College Park Maryland
The Quarter Pounder with Cheese Statue