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When artist Mihály Kolodko launched his tiny-sculpture series in Budapest, with his very first tiny statue, he did so with a sculpture of a character that was very near and dear to his heart.
The TV series, “A Nagy Ho-ho-ho Horgász” or “The Big Ho-Ho Angler”) centers around an oafish fisherman and his bait. The subject of this statue however, is Főkukac, a piece of bait who is has the distinction of being the fisherman’s ‘main worm’.
Somehow, every time the fisherman and Főkukac go fishing, they end up in some kind of crazy adventure.
The sculptor was born in the Ukraine, and learned Hungarian by watching Hungarian children’s cartoon. So it was only fitting his first Budapest sculpture was of a little worm that was also a teacher.
Today, Főkukac is no longer bait, but instead leads a much better life sitting on the banks of the Danube River.
If you’re a fisherman you may want to stop and rub Főkukac’s nose for good luck.
It certainly couldn’t hurt, right?
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