Penguin and mythical guardian.
Penguin and mythical guardian.

Mythical Guardian and Giant Penguin Made of Spoons (Gone)

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Kent, Washington

The statues were made by welder-artists in the Green River College Welding Technologies program, using flatware, handlebars, and other recycled metal. A 10-foot-tall "dad" penguin (and a smaller four-foot-tall "son") were unveiled in 2016. In 2018 "The Guardian" arrived, standing over six feet high, resembling a mythical Griffin. It has feet with large claws, a dog-like head, horns like lightning bolts, and red wings that seem built for show, not flight. Spiky fur is made from forks, the tail from knives, while spoon-scales cover most of the body to make it smooth and safe for the public to touch.

Mythical Guardian and Giant Penguin Made of Spoons

Downtown, on the south side of W. Meeker St. just west of its intersection with and 2nd Ave. S.
Dec. 2020: Reported gone.

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