Towering animal sculptures take over B’Bridge Plaza

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Come one, come all: The exhibit features statues of several animal matriarchs.
Half monkey, half mechanical: The crew was still finishing the 24-foot tall orangutan.
Octupi-ed at the moment: A purple octopus was also on display.
Protect like a mother: Alison Blackman and Candace Sabatini attended an opening party for the exhibit.

Octopus and orangutan and eagle — oh my!

Twenty-four foot likenesses of the a mollusc, a great ape, and a bird of prey towered over a paved section of Brooklyn Bridge Park last weekend as part of a temporary exhibit, and one Brooklyn Heights resident who witnessed the larger-than-life critters said they stopped her in her tracks.

“The sculptures powered over me. They were spectacular,” said Alison Blackman. “It was like selfie heaven! I’m sure people were standing in front of them taking pictures.”

The menagerie was installed in the public space by Lysol, along with information about how each species cares for its kids. The weekend-long exhibit — part of a campaign by the corporation that examines maternal instincts of all creatures great and small — was a reminder of the important role a mother of any species plays in her child’s life, according to Blackman.

“Some animals do remarkable things to protect their kids,” said Blackman. “That’s a really positive message, that mothers care for their families.”

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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Morris from Mill Basin says:
These are beautiful works of art by a talented artist.

Anyone who dislikes them surely deserves an immediate, painful death.
May 26, 2017, 1:06 pm
Gargoyle Man from Newkirk Plaza says:
Can they be made permanent?
May 26, 2017, 10:02 pm

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