‘Super Rat’ makes mischief!
Liverpool artist Faith Bebbington has created an exciting new ‘Super Rat’ sculpture which re-uses over 200 plastic milk bottles and measures over 4 metres long from nose to tail! Catch a glimpse of the pop-up sculpture in the Baltic Triangle (Jamaica St / New Bird St) , Liverpool from Easter weekend onwards.
Faith is steadily developing a national reputation for her large sculptures using waste materials, having created a life-size Bengal Tiger using 400 plastic milk bottles for Veolia’s Save the Wild Tiger campaign launched at St Pancras station, to the Football Association commissioning a pair of life size Lions (one of cardboard, the other uses plastics including old stadium seats) for Wembley Stadium, London.
“I wanted to create my own urban version of wild animals that roam our cities, especially those with rivers like Liverpool – so it had to be a rat! I like the contradictions associated with rats being seen as vermin, as pets, and lab rats. The association between piles of rubbish and rats didn’t escape my notice when deciding to create the sculpture with plastic milk bottles!”
The sculpture installation ties in with the re-opening of Liverpool’s Gin Garden, Independent Liverpool’s Spring Food and Drink festival in late March, followed by the Threshold Festival in early April through to Light Night on 13 May, so there’s plenty reasons to visit the Baltic Triangle area.
Spot the pop-up sculpture (Jamaica St / New Bird St) between Thursday 24 March – Thursday 13 May 2016.
Faith is grateful for the support of partners: Baltic Creative, Baltic Triangle, Castle Fine Arts, Warp Liverpool and The Botanical Garden.
Pest control experts have warned that super rats – some up to 2ft long – will outnumber humans by more than three to one this summer! A group of rats is known as a mischief!
Love them or hate them?
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