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.

512 6th St. N., La Crosse, WI
North side of downtown. On the northwest corder of 6th St. N. and Badger St., on the small south lawn of city hall.
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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.

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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.

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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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