Petunets is a public art object with a height of more than three meters, located in the park “Kudykina Gora” in the Lipetsk region. The body of the sculpture is made of large sheets of COR-TEN steel, forming a stylized crystalline figure, its shape resembling the traditional Russian sweet – a rooster on the stick. Being massive and inspired by avant-gardists, the “geometrically” complicated technique of the sculpture opposes the ease and inartificial ways of its message. The work symbolically conveys the state of the holiday and the general fun, as in Russia the lollipop in the form of a rooster was considered to be an essential attribute of any national holiday from the ancient times.
The sculpture refers to our childish desire to get everything right away. Moreover, this infantile feeling is also relevant for an adult person, since with age our requests and desires only increase. Growing dissatisfaction often makes us unhappy and discontented, because “sweets” or other benefits are always not enough to become saturated completely. Petunets is a huge lollipop of “caramel” colour, thanks to which we symbolically remove all “adult” prohibitions from ourselves and get the desired in unlimited quantities. This «desired candy» will last for a lifetime.
Proportions: 1885х3120х287 mm
Weight: 383 kg
Material: steel COR-TEN
Petunets was installed and inaugurated in the nature park “Kudykina gora” in the Lipetskaya oblast 25 of december 2016