Lawn art #2

More lawn art, this time created by Mr Bee.

You will be rewarded by the admiration of your peers if you can identify the subject of Mr Bee’s art work.

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15 comments on “Lawn art #2

  1. mimbles says:

    ‘Tis a Darwin fish surely? And utterly awesome 🙂

  2. david winter says:

    I’m surely disqualified from this one, but for reference: the wonderfully named Tiktaalik rosea, the first fish to pull itself up with wrist bones (that we know about, fossilisation is so improbable it’s very unlikely researchers found the first species to learn the trick)

  3. Danielle says:

    Heh! (My friend was once accosted at a drive-through line in a fast food restaurant for having a Darwin fish on her car.)

  4. Paul says:

    Respect Mr Bee
    I saw one on the back of an Alpha Romeo on the Gateway bridge in Brisbane about 5 months ago. They are soooooo cool !!!!

  5. Carol says:

    On a technical note, I am fascinated by how Mr Bee managed to do the Darwin fishes’ eye. Kitchen scissors?

  6. violet says:

    It’s a Mexican walking fish, no? Very nicely done, and you don’t even have to go for a plane ride to recognise it!

  7. Yes, I’d like to know how the eye was done; enquiring minds and all that…

  8. Mr Bee says:

    Turn the lawnmower off. Put it on its lowest height. Wheel it to the desired location. Start it up and DON’T MOVE IT. Turn it off and wheel it away. The trick is that the lawnmower blades are only around the outside of the rotor. The inside of the rotor has no blade, so the area under the middle will only get cut if we push the lawnmower back and forth.

    I had expected a solid eye. So when I saw the results I thought “Whoah, cool!” Closely followed by “D’oh. Of course.”

  9. […] and intellectual lawn art at a Bee of a Certain Age (this is from Deborah who used to blog at In A Strangeland when she lived in Austrlaia but started  aBoCA when she moved back to New Zealand.) […]

  10. Carol says:

    Well, thank you, Mr Bee. How very brilliant. I hope your neighbours are duly awestruck.

  11. Awesomeness!

    [You do realise that there are many people who would actually pay for your lawn art?]

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