Christmas Slugs

Leopard Slugs Tate Britain
@Ronrybs (8154)
London, England
December 4, 2018 10:23am CST
Quick trip into London, yesterday, and a visit to the Tate Britain gallery. Until February, there are two, giant, Leopard Slugs crawling over the front of the gallery. A little over 10 metres (33Ft) long and made of compostable materials, the slugs are adorned with white and blue eco-friendly LED light, as is the front of the building. The lights represent the slime trail, left by the slugs. During the mating season the slime will glow blue in the dark! The installation was inspired by Sir David Attenborough's Life in the Undergrowth, nature documentary. I rather like this piece. I have uploaded a short video of the slugs onto YouTube.
On display until Feb 2019, these giant Leopard Slugs are inspired by Sir David Attenborough's 'Life in the Undergrowth'. Over ten metres (33Ft) long and made...
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@JohnRoberts (67501)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Dec
Now patrons will be sluggish.
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
4 Dec
Oh dear!
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@FayeHazel (22116)
• United States
6 Dec
Oh dear, that's interesting isn't it?
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
6 Dec
I liked it, but giant slugs aren't for everyone!
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@FayeHazel (22116)
• United States
6 Dec
@Ronrybs It's unique that's for sure
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@JudyEv (142362)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
That's a bit different isn't it?
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
5 Dec
I am beginning to wonder. Over the years we've had Paddington bears, elephants, cows and DNA strand on public display. Must be getting jaded with it all!
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
4 Dec
It is an interesting piece. I like it!
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
4 Dec
Yes, I do like these unusual arty pieces
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@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
4 Dec
I'd definitely have a look if I Iived in London. The last installation I saw was the sailing ship in the bottle.
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
4 Dec
I have photos of that one too! I can't remember what is on the plinth now
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@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
What to say? This is not an animal that I like for sure, but I am going to watch the video.
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
4 Dec
There are a lot of slugs around here, but I am very much a live and let live person. I think the birds are quite keen on the smaller ones, though
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
5 Dec
@LadyDuck Same for us!
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@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@Ronrybs I do not like to kill animals, not even insects, but slugs are pests in a garden. They are good food for hedgehogs and black snakes.
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@DWDavis (15944)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 Dec
Whoever came up with the idea of slugs as art? Maybe someone should slug him.
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
5 Dec
Can nothing stem the tide of slug jokes! :-)
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@DWDavis (15944)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 Dec
@Ronrybs Salt, perhaps?
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@Courage7 (22080)
• United States
4 Dec
Slugs alive!
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
4 Dec
Luckily not, still they should be easy enough to stroll away from!
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@Courage7 (22080)
• United States
4 Dec
@Ronrybs Yes stroll indeed lol
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@Fleura (7436)
• United Kingdom
14 Dec
Oh my goodness a 10 m slug, that's the stuff of nightmares!
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
17 Dec
Yes, but I think you can out-stroll 'em!
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@teamfreak16 (42613)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Dec
What will those wacky artists come up with next!
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
5 Dec
It does make you wonder, in my day a stiff letter to the editor was deemed fine for social comment!
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@Tampa_girl7 (27614)
• United States
4 Dec
That’s a very unusual Christmas decoration
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
5 Dec
'Tis true, but I do rather like it. Certainly a conversation starter
@Icydoll (27959)
• India
4 Dec
Very interesting
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@Ronrybs (8154)
• London, England
4 Dec
I quite enjoy these outlandish art programmes