Here at the Walker we have been noticing some really funny, creative photos on social media that visitors take with the artwork. From posing in front of favorite paintings to selfies in reflective surfaces, one variation of photo we see again and again features Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s 1988 sculpture, Spoonbridge and Cherry in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Some pretend to hold the cherry by its stem, some pretend to hold the spoon, and many pretend to eat the cherry. It seems to have become Minneapolis’s own Tower of Pisa meme.
If you want to post your own creative photo with Spoonbridge and Cherry on social media, use the hashtag, #SpoonCherry. We have been posting some of our favorite examples on our Pinterest board, which you can visit to get some inspiration for your own photos.
Here are ten of our favorite ideas for creating your own #SpoonCherry pic!
1. “The Lovin’ Spoonful”
Directions: Use one hand to hold the spoon and open wide.
2. “Cherry Yummy”
Directions: This one is pretty #selfie friendly; just open your mouth and position yourself so it looks like you’re about the eat the cherry.
3. “Cherry Picker”
Directions: Use one hand to hold the stem of the cherry.
4. “Born with a Silver Spoon”
Directions: Use one or both hands to hold the end of the spoon.
5. “A Cherry Good Time”
Directions: Make your best jump!
6. “Pretty Please, with a Cherry on Top”
Directions: This one is another #selfie friendly option. Position yourself so the cherry appears on top of your head.
7. “Cherry PhotoBomb”
Directions: Hold the stem of the cherry with one hand, and open wide!
8. “Spoonful of Cherry”
Directions: This one’s easy; from a distance, hold the spoon with your hand.
9. “Cherry Grab”
Directions: From a distance, grab the cherry as if it were a ball.
10. “SpoonBridge Pose”
Directions: Calling all yogis! Do any yoga pose that aligns with the sculpture; you can get really creative with this one.
Beauty is all around you. You can feel it even in this below zero weather. Take a moment to appreciate all that is good, all that you are grateful for and all the wonderful beauties in your world. Today, I am #grateful for my #love and our upcoming nuptials in Mexico! I can't wait to to do some #handstands on the beach! #yoga #yogawithsarah #minneapolis #spoonbridge #cherry #upwardbow #legvariation #urdhva #dhanurasana #backend