In Warsaw Poland, there is a large number of historic public monuments that recognize past events of the last century. Some of the monuments recognize wartime experiences, while others bring up social and political issues.
Artist Iza Rtukowska of the Forms and Shapes Foundation decided to create a sculpture that could be placed near Polish monuments, in order to “denunk them” and encourage interaction and dialogue. Her work The Cuddly is a giant teddy bear that has been placed near monuments and other public places, and invites others to interact and play in its presence.
The huge teddy bear is made of fabric and foam, and has been placed in various locations in Poland, and is scheduled to be placed in other locations. You can see Video of the making of the piece, and read more about the project on The The Forms and Shapes Foundation Website.