Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sculpture by the sea II.....


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.....

43 comments:

  1. Wonderful comments these are. Like the first two and their fragile way to explain life.

    Please have a good Sunday you all.

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  2. These are all fantastic, Grace! And so is the beach, the water, the skies!! Awesome captures! What a great day! Thanks for sharing them with us and I'm looking forward to more tomorrow!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. These are pretty wild and wacky themselves...can't imagine what you'll show tomorrow! My favorite is "highness," in silicone bronze!

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  4. That sounds like a bargain. I will take two please.

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  5. Wonderful shots! I am sure this was just marvelous to see in person, but you have done a great job of capturing them for us! I love the 2nd one the best...hope your Sunday is marvelous! It is cool and rainy here...

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  6. I think that not only would it be interesting to know what goes on during the creating process...it would be interesting to know what goes on during the judging process! The "dump" certainly sends a message!

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  7. I'm glad you recommended the zoom. The second photo looks like the little figure is doing handstands on liquid.

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  8. I reckon the trumpet sculpture in yesterday's post is much better than these :-).

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  9. That are absolutely amazing.

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  10. The beach is a wonderful setting for these stylish sculptures! Especially love the sense of exhileration and energy in the first two sculptures! A fascinating collection!

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  11. the 'winner' was worst of this group!


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  12. Bravo pour ton choix de sculptures! Moi aussi, je les aime beaucoup. Et puis, tu as su très bien les mettre en valeur par la beauté de tes photos.
    Oui, un grand bravo, Gracie!

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  13. I think "Highness" should have won. I like the way you have photographed through the circular sculpture. It made me look twice.

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  14. J'aime beaucoup les sculptures, tu les as superbement photographiées.:):):)

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  15. Gorgeous shots and sculptures. Have a great day!

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  16. Such beautiful sculptures!!
    Have a nice sunday, Grace.

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  17. I do like the first one, and I love how your caught the second one through it. The second one just reminds me of Giacometti. I bet he was the inspiration!

    I'm not sure I'd be sunbathing on the lawn though! :-)

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  18. The French television also speaks about Australian sculptures

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  19. Schöne Bilder von den Skulpturen. Die Skulptur "Hoheit"
    ist mein Favorit.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  20. Great shots Grace. Especially like the top capture. I hope to get down there tomorrow....but we'll see. Enjoy a relaxing Monday holiday.

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  21. Wonderful sculptures. I especially love thefirst photo

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  22. Some great sculptures by the sea! Show us some more, Grace!
    Did you manage to photograph any "AussieBums" on the beach?

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  23. Amazing sculptures. This has to be like a museum on the beach. I love it.

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  24. Amazing. My personal favorite would be: many threads. Although...Inochi would get a very close second prize

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  25. I really like the first two especially 'highness'!

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  26. The top photo had me a little confused until I realized there was a second sculpture in the background. The "handstand" looks like he's walking on water. LOL

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  27. There's something special about sculptures by the sea, they just seem to belong there. Thanks for bringing them to me on a dank and drear afternoon.

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  28. I like to see your beach, these wonderful sculptures and to dream...... Ciao from Italy.

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  29. Sorry, Grace. I changed the URL but didn't change the links until a little while ago. I think they'll work fine now...but if they give you a problem, here's the address:

    http://landlphotography2.weebly.com/

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  30. Fantastic shot on top! I love how you've captured the other sculpture in the background.

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  31. Top shot is impressive. I didn't read your post just kept wondering how that sculpture was on the water.

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  32. Wow! Great shots of these amazing sculptures, Grace. Love them.

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  33. This exhibition would be a delight to see and to photograph. Personally, I like the first one best.

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  34. I quite like the winning sculpture - but wouldn't have been upset if ANY of the works you've featured so far had won. It's just TOO subjective!!!

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  35. What great fun this series is, Grace!

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  36. What a fun exhibit with a perfect location. I love your presentation of these sculptures, especially the first one. Looking through it, it appears as though a tall person is doing a handstand on the water. Very cool capture. The dump truck is interesting, but I prefer the apolitical pieces. :)

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  37. I like these .. I would love to see them in person

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  38. I love "Highness" and "many threads" the best. How wonderful!

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  39. Hello!
    Fantastic sculptures full of imagination, I love your blog!!! I visited you very often.A hug from Spain,
    Maribel M.B

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