Animal, Vegetable or Mineral
or all three, Superlambanana is a sculpture in Liverpool bringing together many different elements, it is also a precautionary tale agains the perils of genetic engineering.
When it was first unveiled, Superlambanana raised a few eyebrows and even attracted a number of critics but it has now been taken to the hearts of scousers everywhere as a symbol for this years Capital of Culture.
It weighs more than seven tons, was built in the derelict former Bryant & May match factory for the Artranspennine '98 Festival. Designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo, who has studios in New York and Tokyo, the £35,000 concrete sculpture was meant to highlight the "positive and negative aspects of genetic engineering".
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