Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sculpture by the sea III et fini.....!!


I loved the quirkiness of this sculpture by Robin Yakinthou from WA made in stainless steel called 'just another conversation', the detail with the water dripping down and  splashing around the base looks fantastic but the message is serious 'and then there was none' with the water crisis all over the world, we absolutely should not be wasting a drop! Below another fun but serious creation called 'in the new covenant' by Matthew McVeigh from WA using shopping trolleys, steel and holographic etched perspex, depicting 'the new paradigm shift in consumer philosophy embracing materialism as a means of happiness'..
I'm not deliberately showing mostly WA artists, it's just that these were the sculptures that I was drawn to. On a lighter note this one by Johannes Pannekoek called 'convolution' and made in aluminium is 'a work reflecting the ever changing dynamic nature of the ocean environment'. I enjoyed the sleek curves and the way it gleamed in the hot sunshine....
Eiji Hayakawa from Japan created this sculpture in stainless steel below called 'freedom', the artist's 'representation of freedom using the historical figure of fowls from Japanese paintings in the Edo period in Japan', it did look a little 'cocky' standing at the top of the hill surveying all below.....
This last creation below did make me laugh, here we were two days into the exhibition and it looked a long way from finished. Constructed in shaped plywood and called 'punctured sky' by Elin&Keino from Finland who create 'artworks related to the politics of human interaction, interference, and reclamation of the natural environment'! The sky was magic that afternoon.....
There were more than 70 artists this year, including 30 local, 20 interstate and 20 international sculptors, I'm hoping that you've enjoyed the few that I've picked out to show you. Hope your week is off to a great start, mine is hot, hot, hot.....!!

44 comments:

  1. A tap on the beach; how lovely even if it isn't a real one.

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  2. Muito boas as estruturas, gostei! as fotografias ficaram muito interessante principalmente a primeira, ficou mesmo fixe, até parece uma mega fonte

    abraço

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  3. technical virtuosity in service of unique vision enriches us all!


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  4. These are all amazing. I'm in awe. Not only of the sculptures but of the fact that they are displayed on the beach and that they are still standing after a few days! Thanks for showing us these fine works of art! Love that faucet!

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  5. I like all of these...for their messages and for the artist's rendering of these messages! The faucet on the beach is particularly dramatic in calling our attention to our dwindling clean water supply and even our pollution of the ocean! Someday water will be the new oil...bought and sold and fought over!

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  6. They are all brilliant, and in previous posts too. For sheer amount of work that has gone into something, surely the fowl by the Japanese artists must take the prize.

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  7. That rooster is wonderful! I've loved the series Grace.

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  8. This has been such a terrific and fun series, Grace! I love them! The rooster is incredible!! Thanks so much for sharing all of these with us through your wonderful captures! Hope you week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  9. I have enjoyed this series! Thanks so much for the information you have included - gives me a sense of being there! That rooster was great!

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  10. Well done you, great shots for those of us that have view what's going on sitting in front of a machine! To see more go to http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/image-gallery/cottesloe.aspx?Year=2012&Location=Outdoor

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  11. There is some seriously good work here, Grace. (Though I can do without "punctured sky.") I am impressed that such good work is shown. What happens to the work when the exhibit is over?

    I checked out Rolf Harris' paintings on your recommendation. He has some good work on his website, especially the portraits.

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  12. I've really enjoyed your beach front art show. There are some fantastic pieces included in this show.

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  13. Artists' imaginations are awesome, and the setting for these really enhances the sculptures.

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  14. Bonza photos. The sculpture by Matthew Mc Veigh could be the gateway to another dimension :-).

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  15. Just love this Sculptures by the Sea project! I was going to make an irreverent comment about the gigantic faucet, but after reading your text, I guess I won't.

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  16. Great pictures and wonderful sculptures. Thank you Grace.

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  17. Great sculptures !
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  18. j'adore la première ;) j’espère qu'elle sert aussi de douche ;))

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  19. Interesting exposure conceived on the beach!!

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  20. I like the convolution one and I had to laugh at some of these others, especially the first two ones! The tap is really funny, although I assume it's also serious in a world lacking water...

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  21. Clever concept to put a tap on the beach. These have been a great series of posts Grace.

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  22. I love these Grace. The tap is brilliant- reminds me of a suspended red tap that spouted real water at a water slide in Minoroca which the kids thought was the most marvellous thing ever. Molten water is something else though. Thanks for a lovely little series.

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  23. What an imagination!! I prefer the first , it is very useful on the beach

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  24. Loved all the posts about the Sculpture by the sea. Will have to go visit it soon.

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  25. Great composition on top! The tap is so funny! :-)

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  26. I have really enjoyed this series. What fun to have this in your own town!

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  27. Non mi funziona il traduttore, peccato non poter leggere il tuo post!! buona serata....ciao

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  28. Wonderful series indeed, I love the first photo with the tap, great composition, Grace.

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  29. The one with the supermarket carts is really funny!

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  30. Hi Grace...re your comment about putting my link on your sidebar: I'm not sure how or if it would work seeing as how it's a website and not just a blog. You might try a more direct link to the blog. For example, the URL for Ocala Daily Photo is:

    http://landlphotography2.weebly.com/ocala-florida-photos.html

    Let me know if that will work. And thanks so much for your support!

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  31. I like very much the first one!

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  32. Great photos, Grace. It's wonderful to see this virtual exhibition of your of all the art on the beach.
    With the floods we are experiencing at the moment on the eastern coast water conservation is the last thing on our mind... Wish we could send you some water there!

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  33. Wonderful sculptures - all the better for being on the beach. I really enjoyed this series. I like the little red Chinese girl, though I'm sure I would not have liked the regime.

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  34. ohh my goshh how amazing are those !! and quirky indeed :)

    (ps: the water tap... is this human size ? or did you just kneel down to make it look like it was huge ?)

    Enjoy the sun !
    here in the Blue mountains... the sun tried to appear yesterday and this morning grrrr !! a bit frisky for a summer :(

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  35. Wonderful to see..many thanks for sharing.

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  36. I love the bird and tha faucet!

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  37. i love these .. so clever so whimsical ..

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  38. Love all of these scuptures, especially that first one. Nice photos!

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  39. What a great and fun beach!!
    Love it!

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  40. Great collection of photos, Grace. Amazing sculptures, all of them!

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  41. Ah ! Si l'eau de mer pouvait être désalée d'un tour de robinet, il y aurait moins de gens avec des problèmes !

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