This Hedgehog Statue is a Massive Ode to the Prickly Creature

By: Michael Baxter - Feb 26, 2014
References: dailymail & laughingsquid
This hedgehog statue shows the smallest creature in the biggest way possible. The statue just debuted in a London park and is an extremely detailed rendition of the tiny, spiny creature.

The public exhibit was created by a full team of artists and took about two months to complete. Given the complexity of the project, two months seems like very little. The purpose of the surprise exhibit was to mark the launch of David Attenborough’s TV series Natural Curiosities and this certainly is a curious way to do it.

The giant hedgehog statue is made of coconut fibers and willows and comprises 2,000 spines. If one was looking for a realistic hedgehog statue this would be the closest thing to it, except for the fact that it’s bigger than a human being of course.