This sculpture is not the winner, but it's definitely one of my favorites for it's style and simplicity. It's called 'oushi-zokei by Japanese artist Keizo Ushio. I'm not sure if I mentioned yesterday but there are sculptures here by artists from all around the world, and the sculptures are for sale, the price tag on this one is $125,000. Looking through you can see a work by Ayad Alqaraghilli in silicon bronze titled 'highness'.....btw it really is worth it to click and enlarge to get the full impact of the sculptures.
Below is the sculpture that won the $15,000 first prize and while it may not look as appealing as some of the other displays it definitely relays a hugely relevant message for the times. It's by WA artist Paul Caporn and is called 'dump'.. the message being 'overloading a system eventually leads to it's failure'. It's constructed from EVA foam mats, hi-density styrene and sand, what do you think?
I loved this one below called 'many threads' by Mia Rappel from Victoria. A collection of hand woven wool spheres and threads. The 'gathering of the many threads of our personal and global lives'.
This last one for today is by Japanese artist Zero Higashida in stainless steel, it's called 'inochi', the gorgeous girl sunbathing is just an added bonus haha!
I'll show you some of the very much more bizarre sculptures tomorrow, I mean REALLY bizarre..!! I hope you're having a fab weekend, it's heating up again here in Perth, high 30's for the next few days, really enjoyed the few cooler days.....