Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sculpture by the Sea I.....


OMG is exactly how I felt yesterday after hours of shooting on Cottesloe Beach. The eighth annual Sculpture by the sea started on the 1st March and there's some pretty amazing and incredibly bizarre entries this year. The one above is described as a 'monolithic statement,and in its dimensionality and  materials transcends the mundanity of the humble letter and reaches ironically for a high form of expression'.... Not sure about all that, I just liked it!!
 This one is rather saucily named 'screwing by the sea'..... 'nuff said methinks.....!!
When I was editing the pictures last night I called this one 'the trumpet' to identify it, but it's actually called 'thought process' an abstract representation of the evolution of a concept, righty ho!! As you can imagine there were a lot of cameras clicking on the beach today, couldn't resist snapping this chap trying to get his own perspective on 'the trumpet'!!
There's heaps more to show you over the next few days. I'll show you the winning sculpture tomorrow, it surprised me, not that I don't appreciate the idea, it's just that there were so many amazing 'objets de art' to choose from that I wonder sometimes just how they make their selection.....!! The weekend seems to come around faster all the time, I hope you have a good one.....

34 comments:

  1. An imaginative idea well executed. I look forward to seeing more.

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  2. Oh, these are terrific, Grace, and what fun!! Marvelous captures for the day! I do love the "screwing by the sea"!! What a hoot!!You're right about the weekends coming around faster all the time here, too! I look forward to seeing more of the sculptures!! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. What a delight. That first one sums it up. It's enough to make me want to go to a beach.

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  4. Think my fav is 'dream cloud'.

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  5. That looks like a great day! Looking forward to tomorrow's post.

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  6. What sorts of materials are used to built these? I like the middle one - the screw. Nicely taken pictures. They are so focused and clear.

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  7. A sculpture exhibition on the beach would be wonderful to see. I like the OMG photo.

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  8. Great captures. I'm torn between the oversized screws and the oversized OMG -- love 'em both. I'll check in tomorrow to see the winner!

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  9. I think each of these is terrific! What great fun. You Aussies have a super sense of humor!

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  10. It will be very interesting to see the winning sculpture indeed :-).

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  11. OMG! How much fun is this!

    Great captures.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  12. What a wonderful idea and event particularly for photographers. The OMG is wonderful. An eye stopper.

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  13. I really like art exhibitions in usual places! I've never seen such a thing on a beach; And I like the kind of pieces of art that can be seen here. really interesting!

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  14. Great to see these over in Perth. I remember seeing OMG in Sydney a couple of years ago.

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  15. That would be fun to see!!!

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  16. Original day on the beach, lovely sculptures! Good weekend, Arianna!

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  17. We have sand sculpture contests here at our beach in Virginia...these are wonderful! I especially like the OMG and the rather wordy, high-brow description! Have a wonderful weekend, Grace! I am loving your beach shots!

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  18. I love imagination...and sculptors and their imaginations never cease to surprise me! 3 good ones today...look forward to what you'll show us tomorrow!

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  19. Enjoyed taking a look at the creative screws.

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  20. Ummm... I think I'll sculpt a sand castle and call myself the laird of my screwed castle!

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  21. I would love to take my students there and let them spend some hours trying to find new and exciting perspectives. What a fabulous exhibit. I love them all. Please take us back for more!!!
    V

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  22. Like objects tossed on the beach big hand. Good idea. Sincerely, Peter.

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  23. I like all of these sculptures just because they are all so different and lots of fun. You've captured them really well.

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  24. The OMG is super cool but my favourite is the Screwing by the Sea. Love it!

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  25. PS: Or they could have called it "Sex on the Beach" ;-)

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  26. A couple of big screws on the beach? Now THAT'S worth getting up for ...

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  27. OMG !! how amaaazing are those !! :)

    love to have been there to check them out !!

    Thanks for sharing !!

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