SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: A segull sits on top of 'Helter Shelter' on August 31, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Contemporary visual artist Callum Morton has created a site specific work at Barangaroo as part of an activation by Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in the lead up to its annual showing at Carriageworks between September 13 and 16, 2018. The exhibit which is a piece of temporary architecture portrays the image of Donald Trump, the current United States of America President and is meant to provide a place to rest and be protected as the back half of the head is an area to sit and contemplate. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Statue Rises in Sydney

A site-specific art installation invites viewers to step inside the 45th president's head.

Donald Trump might not have visited Australia as president yet, but a giant new statue representing him is keeping its eyes on Sydney. A part of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, artist Callum Morton's site-specific installation was just unveiled along the waterfront in the area of Barangaroo.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: Callum Morton poses from inside his 'Shelter' installation during a media call for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair on August 31, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage,) Don Arnold/WireImage, The back of the statue is hollow and painted with flames and has an area for sitting and contemplation. Above, Morton lingers inside of his creation. "It's not really about Trump so much," he told Time Out Sydney. "I've been meditating on these figures of power for a number of years. It's really about how a figure like Trump becomes so powerful." SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: 'Helter Shelter', a piece of temporary architecture on August 31, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Contemporary visual artist Callum Morton has created a site specific work at Barangaroo as part of an activation by Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in the lead up to its annual showing at Carriageworks between September 13 and 16, 2018. The exhibit which is a piece of temporary architecture portrays the image of Donald Trump, the current United States of America President and is meant to provide a place to rest and be protected as the back half of the head is an area to sit and contemplate. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images) James D. Morgan/Getty Images Just how large is Trump's head? The event's official catalog describes the piece as "temporary minor architecture, akin in scale to a bus shelter or a parade float."

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: A schoolboy looks at 'Helter Shelter' on August 31, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Contemporary visual artist Callum Morton has created a site specific work at Barangaroo as part of an activation by Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in the lead up to its annual showing at Carriageworks between September 13 and 16, 2018. The exhibit which is a piece of temporary architecture portrays the image of Donald Trump, the current United States of America President and is meant to provide a place to rest and be protected as the back half of the head is an area to sit and contemplate. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: A woman takes a photo with her mobile phone of 'Helter Shelter' on August 31, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Contemporary visual artist Callum Morton has created a site specific work at Barangaroo as part of an activation by Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in the lead up to its annual showing at Carriageworks between September 13 and 16, 2018. The exhibit which is a piece of temporary architecture portrays the image of Donald Trump, the current United States of America President and is meant to provide a place to rest and be protected as the back half of the head is an area to sit and contemplate. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
James D. Morgan/Getty Images James D. Morgan/Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: Stanley Coverdale aged 6 jumps up to 'Helter Shelter' on August 31, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Contemporary visual artist Callum Morton has created a site specific work at Barangaroo as part of an activation by Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in the lead up to its annual showing at Carriageworks between September 13 and 16, 2018. The exhibit which is a piece of temporary architecture portrays the image of Donald Trump, the current United States of America President and is meant to provide a place to rest and be protected as the back half of the head is an area to sit and contemplate. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images) James D. Morgan/Getty Images Named "Monument #32: Helter Shelter," the sculpture will be on display through September 24.



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