La Crosse, Wisconsin: Terrifying Blue Baby (In Transition)

Officially named "Hatched Baby," it's nine feet tall, with a full set of teeth, dark blue skin, and it's emerging from a big cracked egg. The sculpture expresses artist Wolfgang Auer's anxieties with parenthood. Its face was damaged by thieves in Sep. 2021 and is currently under repair.

Address:
512 6th St. N., La Crosse, WI
Directions:
North side of downtown. On the northwest corder of 6th St. N. and Badger St., on the small south lawn of city hall.
Status:
In Transition
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Went to check out other sculptures in the area. In August 2018 the baby is definitely still there in all of its horrifying glory.

[Amber, 08/04/2018]
Terrifying Blue Baby

The terrifying baby is definitely gone (as of Dec. 2016) from Hamilton, Ohio, but there are some other quirky sculptures in the area that are worth a look. There is also a log cabin with a pioneer couple, on the Monument side. [Kitsa, 12/28/2016]

The Blue Baby crawled to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Blue Baby.

Terrifying Blue Baby

It's hideous alright. The stuff that nightmares are made of, a bad acid trip and a vision of hell. There is a parking lot nearby so you can get up close for photo-ops.

[Gloria Z, 04/27/2016]

Hatched Blue Baby.

Terrifying Blue Baby

There are other less creepy sculptures onsite.

[Katie, 03/01/2016]

The oxygen-deprived "Hatched Baby," sculpted by German artist Wolfgang Auer, was installed Oct. 2015, in Hamilton, Ohio -- part of a year-long visit. Some people in Hamilton really don't like it, so visit sooner rather than later. It will be gone after September 2016.


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