With his aim to entertain village kids, Mikhail Bopposov, a native of the Siberian republic of Yakutia, has created a giant 880-pound cobra sculpture out of cattle dung. The 52-year-old sculptor, who works as a building manager for the village school, has been creating amazing dung sculptures every year since 2008. Other sculptures he has created thus far include an army tank and a rabbit.
Bopposov owns 17 cows which provide him enough dung to create his art. However, as RIA Novosti reports it, the artist considers cattle dung as a difficult medium to work on since it freezes so fast. Things get more difficult when temperature dips below minus 42 degrees in January. The unusual artist created the cobra installation, which depicts a coiled snake with its upright head and widened hood, to mark the coming of the Year of the Snake.
Come spring, the temporary installation will be dismantled and the cow excrement will be reused as fertilizer in farms in Yakutia.