Diver and Guard Dogs
Public Art : Diver and Guard Dogs
Sculptor/Artist : © Russell Sheridan
Description : This tall
wood sculpture features a carved wooden column with a man, "the Diver" standing on his hands at the
top. Balancing precariously from his perch, the diver is wearing what appears to be metal dish washing gloves.
At the base and scattered around the street are crudely carved wooden guard dogs. The ground near the base is
covered by a spongy rubber surface, presumably to help break the fall of anyone who attempts to climb it. The
artist cheekily admits to it being a spoof on London's iconic Nelson's
Date Unveiled : Not
Location : Very small street in
Claisebrook Cove, East Perth, Western Australia.
Diver and the Guard Dogs
Artist : Russell Sheridan
In the elevated residential subdivision of Belvidere
a figure stands on his hands atop a timber column.
The idea for this humourous spoof on Nelson's
Column surrounded by timber guardian dogs
originated from man's fragility and need for