'Planet' – Singapore - Atlas Obscura


A giant baby floats in the middle of Singapore’s nature park. 


In the heart of Singapore’s vast Gardens by the Bay, a colossal baby floats weightlessly as if in zero gravity—or in his mother’s womb.

Simply titled “Planet,” this piece of public art is a work by British visual artist Marc Quinn, known for his marble sculptures that explore the human body. The sculpture was originally commissioned in 2008 by the estate of Chatsworth House and installed in its 1,000-acre garden famously landscaped by Capability Brown.

Made in painted bronze and steel, the enormous sculpture measures nearly 32 feet (10 meters ) long and 13 feet (four meters) high. It’s based on Quinn’s earlier work titled “Innoscience,” a sculpture of his first son at seven months old. 

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April 14, 2023

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