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Sculpture "Time" (monument to Mammoth)

Sculpture "Time" (monument to Mammoth) stands on the shore of the bay, as a symbol of eternity and frailty of all life before the onset of time. Ironically, although this embodiment of the glacial period is made of scrap metal, it looks very beautiful at the water's edge.

The sculpture is as majestic as the element, and as mysterious as the ocean. The tusks of a metal mammoth shine in the rays of the sun, its sides, resemble some complicated clockwork. His wool is transformed into countless rings, gears, cogs and spheres of copper color. The height of the animal is four meters, length is six, this is the real proportions. A live mammoth would look exactly the same. The giant weighs six tons.

The author of this guard of Nagaev Bay was the local sculptor Yuri Rudenko. Four years have passed since the birth of the idea and its implementation. Scrap metal was collected throughout the city. In the course everything went on: chains, mechanisms, details of old machines. All that was found, carefully sorted and then welded in parts. Mammoth grew by leaps and bounds. And welding work took only three months, all the rest of the time was spent on collecting six tons of scrap metal.

In part, sketches were based on the features of Dima's mammoth, found by archaeologists. An unexpected thing for Magadans was the fact that the mammoth "spoke". Inside the sculpture there are special strings, which, with strong gusts of wind, produce sounds similar to the roar of a beast.

This monument to the mammoth came along as it is impossible, by the way, in this place. He became the guardian of the sea gate. His mechanical skin was covered with sea salt and in the rays of the setting sun it seems that the beast comes to life. He really "lives" - on numerous souvenir magnets and in interesting selfies. And surrounded by happy children, the metal giant is very similar to the character of the famous cartoon. Near the monument a square was pitched, which became a favorite place for rest for the people of Magadan.