Monday, December 5, 2011

The Bio Cactus.....!

Aimee and I were Christmas shopping in the city yesterday and I couldn't resist taking this shot of the newest addition to the cultural face of Perth to see what you think of it!! This new sculpture in Forrest Place in the city centre was the winner of an international contest and was designed by James Angus, a Perth sculptor who now lives in New York (hmm! smart move maybe haha! only kidding) it's called The Bio Morph, affectionately (or not!) known as The Cactus (local opinions), the cost to the taxpayers a cool $1 million, it's meant to represent 'a living organism', the practical side of me thinks surely they could have done something a little more useful with the money, but I guess that could apply to most cultural endeavors and we have to leave something behind for future generations, although goodness knows what they'll make of this one....and just to show we haven't gone totally insane here the West, just a little further up in Forrest Place...the very normal Christmas Tree....Hope you have a fabulous week.....!

38 comments:

  1. Well, it is different???? But pretty pricey! Ah, well, what do I know?? I do know one thing, I love your second shot and it does look a lot like Christmas! Have a great week, Grace!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like the work, the cost seemed excessive!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Two terrific photos, Grace! Re the "sculpture" - I rather like it even if it appears that three people are giving me the "finger." :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like it but it sure is pricey! I wonder what cost so much and also wonder how timeless it is - will it still work aesthetically 20 years from now. It may be too 2011!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So much creativity is apparent in your shots! What a wonderful place you live in!

    Pretty as. . . . PERTH!


    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } ( ° >

    ><}}(°>

    < ° ) } } > <

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ghastly waste of money! Hope it melts!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. A million, eh? Yes, the city might have done better but the sculptor will need every penny to live in NYC. It makes me think more of an audio diagram than a plant.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the cactus and the crowd in the second shot!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very cool indeed, however, I can think of better ways to spend the amount of money it cost.

    Have a good week and hope you manage to stay cool♥

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello Grace, yes it is a good addition to Perth's cultural landscape, but $1 million? Wow! Too much!
    Great pix. Love the little boy playing in front of the cactus.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That does sound like a lot of money but, I have to admit I kind of like it. Art is such a tricky thing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love outdoor art & yes it is expensive but there are worse things to spend money on. Plus - art has a way of getting people to think about something else for a change.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sensational!! LOVE the colour and shape - and it looks like you can touch it! Yeah, lots of money - but there are worse ways to blow a million bucks, many of which have already been demonstrated by those in public office!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I thought it was a blow-up, you know like those $2 Santas in the Reject Shop.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like it and agree with Red that millions are blown on worse stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think it's fun. So strange to see a lit Christmas tree in the spring!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. OK, it's fun and even pretty. But.. A MILLION?!!!I understand why he flew away to nyc...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ah, tu sais Gracie, c'est international. On ne sait plus trop où commence et où finit l'Art... Souvent, les artistes se font plaisir, et les décideurs des villes croient être in en commandant de telles oeuvres. Mais qu'en pensera-t-on dans 50 ans?...
    Bon début de semaine!

    ReplyDelete
  19. the sculpture looks as if its showing the finger?!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It is always nice that local people immediately have a nickname for art. I think it is rather present with the colour.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hmmm...not sure I like the art, but maybe the musicians were better!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I prefer the Christmas tree to the cactus. But it does make a nice subject for photographing, esp with that bright color!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I actually like it .. and I love that its got a nickname .. like The Cloud in Chicago is dubbed The Bean .. but whats odd to me is everyone in shorts and tee shirts and Christmas trees .. Christmas in summer is still weird to this New Yawker

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think I must agree with you. I am all for public art but a lot of it is WAYYYYYY overpriced and sometimes leaves me muttering things I can't print! HA
    V

    ReplyDelete
  25. $1 million??, sounds like a looot of money.

    ReplyDelete
  26. «Louis» has this to say about "The Cactus" and its "creator:" Rodin has nothing to fear...

    ReplyDelete
  27. the place looks fun, but i can't resist when i see a christmas tree, they look very pretty. ^0^

    ReplyDelete
  28. A million for that? I should have been an artist. But then it's only a very small percentage of artists that make any money.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I wonder what others opinions of the art would be if you had left the price tag out?

    ReplyDelete
  30. It happens everywhere, but I can't understand why an institution or a private citizen can pay this kind of money for some colorful urban furniture.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Well, it's certainly a cheerful addition!

    ReplyDelete
  32. That is a lot of money! I kind of like it though.

    ReplyDelete
  33. The cactus looks fun, but I prefer the very normal Christmas Tree...

    ReplyDelete
  34. I don't know Perth...never been there but there are lots of things happening your way ! :)
    Nice capture!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hello,here I am at the bottom of our list of posters. I just wanted to say that I like your green cactus. It is bright and cheerful and sort of fun. Of course I don't have to look at it every day.

    ReplyDelete
  36. They say there is no price you can put on art...but that is pretty pricey! You never know though, it may become one of the most famous art objects in time! :D

    Love the "normal" christmas tree, so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  37. The green sculpture is fantastic! Love it.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...