A yellow worm, a collection of frog offspring, and a giant arm are among the artwork.
A yellow worm, a collection of frog spawn and a giant arm are among the new sculptures that have landed in Liverpool city centre.
The newly commissioned work by Bruce Asbestos can be seen in the courtyard of the Bluecoat. Each sculpture represents a different aspect of positive mental health.
A giant yellow worm represents Resta group of green frog offspring represent Communityand a giant cartoon arm represents Login.
Artist Asbestos said: “It’s a great privilege to show here at Bluecoat. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for many years. I think it’s a fantastic space. I also think it’s a great place nationally – people really look to the Bluecoat for inspiration.
What is it about?
The sculptures add a larger than life cartoon element to the downtown site and invite people to think about how they take care of themselves and others around them.
Inspiration behind the art
The work was developed in response to the Bluecoat’s historic building and courtyard, particularly the architectural features such as the cherubs that adorn the facade.
Inspiration for Communitythe frogspawn, came from the artist’s lockdown walks with her young son at the local park where there was frogspawn in the pond, and finding it symbolic of community and togetherness.
Resta quietly resting worm sculpture is inspired by Japanese Kokeshi dolls, stylized wooden dolls with no arms or legs used as children’s toys and sold to tourists.
Ultimately, Loginthe giant arm, is an unknown cartoon character that symbolizes reaching out to connect.
Where to see ‘Bruce Asbestos: OK! Cherub!’
The work will be exhibited at Bluecoat, 8 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BX.
The exhibition begins on Tuesday February 22 and ends on Sunday June 5.
It can be seen from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but the work depends on weather conditions and can sometimes be deflated in bad conditions. Please contact us by calling 0151 702 5324 if you require further information before your visit.