Giant inflatable baby is a modern, strange take on the Sistine Chapel
BYLINE: Kerri Lumm
Have you ever marveled at the Sistine Chapel and for a moment wished that you were a part of the painting? Now's your chance.
A human mobile, or baby, is the most recent installation at Federation Square in Melbourne Australia.
The gender and race neutral baby is the brainchild of artist Felipe Reynolds and symbolizes Adam from Da Vinci's classic work. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to play the role of God.
For example, experience what happens if you pull the baby's finger.
The museum reports that the art is about, "our constant need for engagement, affirmation, play and novelty."
The baby weighs 110 pounds and reaches toward viewers. People are encouraged to be more than spectators and to engage the baby in play.
Perhaps when the installation is over they will turn the baby into a giant balloon for the Macy's Day parade!