musings while allatsea

Musings of a curious individual

Psychedelic Rhino (1)

When I first arrived in Southampton in April, I came across a shop that had a large plastic Rhino in it that was being painted. I remarked to the artist that they should create one without a horn covered in blood and the latest body count of slaughtered Rhino in South Africa. At last count there were 480 since January 2013. That’s roughly two for every day this year.
 
Last week I saw the Rhino finally being distributed, and I must admit I was so impressed I decided to see how many of them I could photograph. Oddly enough I was not the only person looking for them as I kept on bumping into the same people!
Sadly during the bank holiday in August, “Cosmos” and “Not a Target” were both vandalised so badly that they had to be removed.
In no particular order (actually the order is the one I saw them in).

“Not a Target” Artist: Mike Foyle. Location 14 Houndwell Park (since removed)

"Rohan" Artist: Matt Jacobs. Location 26 East Park

“Rohan” Artist: Matt Jacobs. Location 26 East Park

"Sunny" Artist: Max Lawrence. Location 16 Palmerston Park

“Sunny” Artist: Max Lawrence. Location 16 Palmerston Park

"Rafiki" Artist: Sam Pierpoint. Location 23 East Guildhall Square

“Rafiki” Artist: Sam Pierpoint. Location 23 East Guildhall Square

"Flossy" Artist: NIna Fraser. Location 28 Commercial Rd, Above Bar Street

“Flossy” Artist: NIna Fraser. Location 28 Commercial Rd, Above Bar Street

"Glint" Artist: Sven Odendaal. Location 24, West Guildhall Square.

“Glint” Artist: Sven Odendaal. Location 24, West Guildhall Square.

"Beatrix"  Artist: Laura Schillemore. Location 30 Watts Monument

“Beatrix” Artist: Laura Schillemore. Location 30 Watts Monument

"Cosmos Rhino" Artist: Drew Saunders. Location 29 Watts Park  (since removed)

“Cosmos Rhino” Artist: Drew Saunders. Location 29 Watts Park (since removed)

"Reginald" Artist: Damien Jeffery. Location 25 SeaCity Museum

“Reginald” Artist: Damien Jeffery. Location 25 SeaCity Museum

"RhinOSeros" Artist Artsim. Location 21,  Cnr Havelock and Civic Centre Rds

“RhinOSeros” Artist Artsim. Location 21, Cnr Havelock and Civic Centre Rds

"Augustus" Artist Maddy Carter, Lauren Cron, Becky Feltham, Sophie Milner. Location: 31 Entrance to East Park

“Augustus” Artist Maddy Carter, Lauren Cron, Becky Feltham, Sophie Milner.
Location: 31 Entrance to East Park

“Enrhinomental” Artist Will Rosie (All About Art). Location 20 Skandia House

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