One of the advantages of making a statue is that on the whole, a statue is much more durable than a painting. Paintings need to be forever retouched (painted all over again in the style of the original artist) and fiddled with. Paintings are rather fragile as well, with just a thin layer of paint over canvas, wood or even paper. But a statue, well, they are mostly made of bronze and require no more than a light dusting from time to time. Unless of course they are out of doors, then statues require maintenance from the depredations of pigeons (really, these birds have no respect for art!) So as these statues are safely ensconced in the Tate, one might think that they would be safe. But that thought would be wrong.
Whatever this 60’s thing is supposed to represent (possibly the artist has seen the horror movie “The Manster” or “The Thing With Two Heads), I’m sure the artist never envisioned that a pterodactyl might attack it.
And I’m afraid that in this stare down, Pteri wins.
Snakes aren’t much of a challenge for Pteri, especially when the snake is already being strangled. Too bad for you, snake, now you have two problems.
And of course unconditional surrender is always accepted, and some are wise enough to take this course.
This girl seems to be rather nice, and it is a relief from all this terrorizing to spend a quiet moment just resting.
Then it’s back to work. This statue has no chance against a pterodactyl attack, or does he? Safely protected in a plexiglass box, it’s obvious that someone, somewhere anticipated this eventuality. So Pteri had had enough fun for one day, and it was on to the next challenge.