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Mr Whippy meltdown by Michael Matthews

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It was a really hot day on Tamarama Beach & ….

Hot with a chance of a late storm by The Glue Society was my favourite sculpture at the 2006 Sculptures By The Sea exhibition held on the coastal walk between Bondi & Tamarama in Sydney, Australia in November each year.

This sculpture also included an exhausted, discordant sound of the Mr Whippy van that most of us are familiar with.

This is an annual exhibition featuring artists from around the world.
This sculpture was set up on Tamarama Beach.

Australiana Challenges (Summer challenge), Feb 2011.
The Addicted Photographer, Aug 2012.

500 views as of Jan 9, 2012.
1741 views as of Dec 1, 2014.

Sculpture from 2010 exhibition

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    hahahaha ,how many times have we bought a Mr Whippy only to have it look like that even before you recieve the change ! thats so cool love it !

  • Thanks for the fave Trudi. There are so many fantastic creative ideas at these exhibitions, but I will always remember this one as one of the best.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 4 years ago

    Lol…love it Michael!!!!

  • Thanks for the fave Sharon. It felt that hot today before the cool change.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent lol….there are summer days when this just how you feel….melting into the pavement! Love it!!

  • Thanks Lynda. Too bad I couldn’t add the fascinating audio.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 4 years ago

    Haha, what a great image Michael. I am sure that we have all felt like this at some stage on a hot summer’s day. At least the ice-cream in our hand has!

  • Thanks for the fave Mike. Yes, I remember the sticky fingers & hands from melting ice creams as a kid … & an adult.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    Great imagination … love this one Michael, such a lot of fun

  • Thanks Bev. This is genius at work.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Very well done, Michael! A very happy and healthy 2011 to you!

  • Thanks David. Have a wonderful 2011.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithalmost 4 years ago

    That is the coolest thing I’ve seen tonight. Great shot ! Love it ! :)

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Penny. I think this is my favourite artwork from all the years I’ve seen.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyalmost 4 years ago

    What is that song you have planted in my head that the vans used to play !!!

  • Hi Steven. I may have been Greensleeves ?

    – Michael Matthews

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLalmost 4 years ago

    Love it, Michael!! What a clever sculpture. :)

    My first memories of Mr Whippy go waaaay back to holidays in Calla Millor on Majorca with the family in the 60’s and the Mr Whippy van that we bought our ice-creams from nearly every day!

  • Thanks Ann-Marie. Looks like I’ve brought back some nice memories for a few people. Now I need to listen to Greensleeves to see if brings back memories for me.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyalmost 4 years ago

    As punishment listen to Greensleeves 10 times with an ice cream dripping down your arm, ahhhh the memories, lol.

  • Back in the good old days when ice cream was a treat. Plain old vanilla was a treat. Now we need extra bits to keep it exciting. I’m surprised I remembered the tune without Googling.

    – Michael Matthews

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