A blob monster has invaded downtown Milwaukee! Sculpture Milwaukee welcomed a new sculpture recently. Tony Tasset’s giant sci-fi Blob Monster, 2009, recalls The Blob, a 1958 movie, featuring Steve McQueen in his debut. The Blob was about a creeping menace that could not be stopped, a post-war parable about the Cold War. The figure’s sad droopy face looks like a child’s toy left out in the sun too long. Tasset’s monster refers to the monsters inside of us, or perhaps the untouchable forces of culture, both large and small, that define our world. In light of the current pandemic, Blob Monster embodies an unstoppable force that we human must band together to stop. See him at Milwaukee's federal building on Wisconsin Avenue.
Pack a picnic to enjoy in O'Donnell Park, and see which sculpture your little artists like the best! See the entire kid-friendly route for Sculpture Milwaukee here.