Huge Sculptures

Status: Real
Tamakia Gant asks: "Are these real? They look so amazing!!!"

Yeah, they are pretty cool. And they are real (real sculptures, not real people!) They're the work of Australian hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck. According to the Wikipedia entry about him, "Mueck's sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images."
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Posted on Wed Apr 26, 2006


I'm pretty sure I've read in an article that Mueck isn't just limited to really big sculpters. I'm sure I remember a picture of a a tiny old woman curled up in bed who looked so lifelike but she was small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
He's really an amazing artist.
Posted by Nettie  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  05:00 AM
I've looked everywhere and can't find the picture I was talking about. Maybe it wasn't Mueck's work, ir it's more likely I've lost my mind and imagined the whole thing 😊
Posted by Nettie  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  05:20 AM
Were you thinking of this one...

...or perhaps you'd mixed up that sculpture and this one...
Posted by David B.  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  06:28 AM
Sorry, links should be...

Posted by David B.  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  06:29 AM
Yep, it's the first one. But it doesn't look very small in that picture and I'm sure it is...Oh well, thanks for that David!
Posted by Nettie  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  06:41 AM
According to

Old Woman is 24 x 94.5 x 56 cm, and the pedestal 100.3 x 94.5 x 56 cm, so the whole thing is less than a meter (yard) long. She'd look small beside a child (and I remember a picture staged that way, too).
Posted by rich  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  02:56 PM
OMG! It's so real!
If no actual people were taken along the sculpture, it would be hard to notice OwO
Posted by Jellyfish Marine  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  07:23 PM
I particularly like the last one. Who's real, and who's not?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri Apr 28, 2006  at  01:15 AM
What the last photo doesn't show is the relative scales. Try...

(Best I could find). This guy is good!
Posted by David B.  on  Fri Apr 28, 2006  at  07:31 AM
It's amazingly real, almost scary.
Why world famous wax museums don't hire him to make figures as real as this, in normal size?
Posted by t.kurione  on  Sat Apr 29, 2006  at  04:30 PM
I've seen his work before (he was a guest artist at the Andy Warhol Museum). He had a piece that is a giant newborn-baby, complete with umbilical cord and everthing, positioned right in front of the elevator so the doors open and BANG--giant baby right in front of you!
Posted by Lea  on  Thu Jul 31, 2008  at  01:24 AM
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