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Australian man builds Giant kookaburra during lockdown

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Australian man builds Giant kookaburra during lockdown

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Farvardin Daliri built a laughing 750kg sculpture, to bring his community joy. “It’s a work of love,” he told Guardian Australia.

An Australian man has used his time in quarantine to create a 750kg sculpture of a laughing kookaburra, which he hopes will his community joy during the pandemic. As an academic and artist, Dr Farvardin Daliri debuted his creation this week on the streets of Brisbane, and will soon take it north to the Townsville Cultural Festival.“I started making it during Christmas,” he said.

“Then the design was altered and I decided to have it laughing, with movement and stuff. It didn’t get completed. But when the lockdown started I had time to basically make it laugh.” Daliri, who comes from Townsville but had been in Brisbane owing to travel restrictions, claimed the bird was symbolic of a festival celebrating multiculturalism and community.

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