Red can to a bull

Red Bull, originally uploaded by Dachande663.

This sculpture of Brasso made out of drinks cans appeared in town today — cementing the bull as a Birmingham landmark (others in the series are Big Ben and the Angel of the North).

They’re supposed to mark ‘recycle week’, but I think the hand of Coca-Cola sponsorship may be in there somewhere.

6 comments for “Red can to a bull

  1. H. Rai
    2 June 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Fantastic piece from a local artist ( Pamina Stewart) Well done Pam
    http://www.paminastewart.com

  2. 2 June 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Not sure if it is Pamina Stewart, but her website appears to be http://www.paminastewart.co.uk

  3. 2 June 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Beeb says the bull is indeed the work of Pamina Stewart

  4. 2 June 2008 at 3:29 pm

    yes it is me

  5. Samantha
    6 June 2008 at 10:03 am

    I don’t agree with this sculpture at all. In the 16th Century a man called John Cooper was given the right to bait bulls here, I cannot see a need to celebrate bull baiting and I find this sculpture insulting.

  6. 6 June 2008 at 11:50 am

    Samantha, I don’t think anyone could consider the statue (either the original or the coke can one) celebrating animal cruelty in any way. If you’re insulted by it I recommended you never travel anywhere near Spain, you’ll explode.

    While there are still many animal rights issues to fight, I think the we’ve kind of won the bull-baiting one in the UK. It’s interesting to tell people about the history of things, and the local angle would make a good intro to an animal rights discussion — perhaps you could see the statue in those terms?

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