Giant sculpture of giant squid

My mate Alan, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, has kindly allowed me to post his photo of a sculpture at the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, USA.

I don’t know if it’s meant to be a “real” squid – the correct size for a giant squid – or just a giant sculpture of a “normal” squid. Nice, anyway!

Postscript: The artist, Patrick Wickline, has been in touch to say it is a juvenile but an adult would be about 18 metres (60 feet) in length (see his comment below). Thanks, Patrick! Click on his name to go to his website and see his other works.

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8 Responses to Giant sculpture of giant squid

  1. Rebecca says:

    Wow! Somewhere I have a photo of me sitting on top of a huge sculpture of a plesiosaur by the side of a road in the middle of nowhere in Saskatchewan… I’ll have to dig it out sometime when I’m having a slow blogging week.

  2. I’m pretty sure that it’s a sculpture of a giant squid, rather than a giant sculpture of a smaller squid. But I know that it’s Pike Place Market rather than Pine Place! Nice photo!

  3. Alan Sandercock says:

    I just checked out this site, and there’s my name mentioned and that squid. I would say that it’s definitely a “giant” squid. Nothing like what was depicted in Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” movie of the ’50s of course!

  4. Hi, I’m the creator of the Pike Place squid. It is indeed a life size juvenile and would be about twice as big when full grown (~60 ft.).

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