Have you ever seen anything like it?
The soaring handmade laughing Kookaburra is stopping people all over Queensland and online with its massive size and roaring laugh.
ABC News reports that Townsville local, Farvardin Daliri worked on the piece of quarantine art while locked down in Brisbane.
So my Dad made good use of his time in lockdown and built a huge laughing Kookaburra. pic.twitter.com/UGVC4dZsCL
— Rafaan (@RafaanDaliri) May 26, 2020
Mr Daliri encouraged local residents to check out the eight-and-a-half metre bird while he was near completion – at a safe social distance of course.
Farvardin told ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levinston, “It’s made with steel round bars that are rounded and put together and locked.”
He added, ”then on the top of the holographic steel bars which are light enough to travel, I put natural materials like bamboo skins which are being treated and painted”
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Well, you don’t see this everyday…unless you live in one Brisbane suburb. 〰️ This (MUCH) larger than life Kookaburra has been entertaining Bellbowrie locals, while its creator, Townsville local Farvardin Daliri, has been stuck in Brisbane during the COVID-19 lockdown. 〰️ The giant bird stands at eight-and-half metres from the tail to the beak, and four-and-half metres tall. It was a passion project for Dr Daliri destined for the Townsville Cultural Festival which Dr Daliri founded and now is the executive director of. 〰️ Born in Persia (now Iran), Dr Daliri studied fine art and sculpture in the 1970s and came to Australia in the mid-80s as a refugee. 〰️ "I started in Tasmania and then worked my way up to Townsville for the past 30 years, where I founded the Townsville Cultural Festival," he said. 〰️ He has created other sculptures over the years, including a giant koala. 〰️ "We've also made the Jolly Swagman, Slim Dusty and other icons ,but we decided as we need tourism after COVID-19 that I might as well build it in Brisbane and drive it up the coast," Dr Daliri said. 〰️ The festival might find it has a few more winged friends next time, however. Dr Daliri says “as soon as he starts laughing, the other kookaburras start coming around.” 〰️ 📹 Dr Farvardin Daliri via @abcbrisbane #kookaburra #bigkookaburra #townsville #brisbane #nature #art #culture #australia #straya
Dr Daliri created the huge Kookaburra for the Townsville Cultural Festival which he founded and is the executive director of.
ABC News says it is unknown if the Townsville Cultural Festival will go ahead in August and shares that Dr Daliri said there will be a theme of “laughter” after a dark start to 2020.