Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bug on a Stick

The artwork 'Totem' is a beetle on a needle by Jan Fabre erected on the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven. I kind of like it.

It is a pretty bizarre creation and, like most art, you are left on your own to interpret it. I read an explanation about beetles being 'keepers of information', and that it was symbolic for the library next to the square. I'm not sure if that was the artist's interpretation, and I'm not sure about the symbolism of that beetle being pierced by a needle.

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