Monday, September 3, 2012

Coming up.....!


This is the sculpture that I went in search of on Friday. Listed as 'unnamed' it was impossible to find out anything about it, don't you just hate that. A really interesting thing that I DID find out was that in 1989 the WA Government established a 'Percent for Art' policy, this scheme requires that one percent of the budget for the construction of any new public works over $2,000,000 be spent on public artwork and since this State Government scheme started, over 700 artworks have been created, nice one WA! As for this chap with the torch, I'm guessing he's just been down to check the sewers, but if any Perthites out there know the story, feel free to 'enlighten'. A new week beginning, let's hope it's a good one..take care and stay safe. p.s. I found something else that stopped me in my tracks on the walk back to the car, show you tomorrow.....

31 comments:

  1. Very interesting sculpture... you wait 'til you meet the Tin Dog in Dowerin :o)
    Sue C.

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  2. It is somehow rather witty in that setting, and also a fascinating policy, Grace.

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  3. i love it!! And what a terrific policy indeed! You do come up with the best things to share with us, Grace! Always look forward to you posts!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

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  4. That is an unusual find. He seems to be stuck!

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  5. Very well sculptured artwork, I think it deserves to be exposed in a better place... or not?

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  6. I like this kind of art, funny,a little disturbing..Great policy about art!Have a nice week too, dear Grace!

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  7. Das ist ja witzig und eine tolle Idee...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  8. I like it! And I agre, it's frustrating to see something like this and not have any info. It cries out for a plaque on the wall behind him.

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  9. You should pull up the Watcher in Brataslava. It reminds me of this work of art!

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  10. That is incredible. And fun. I wonder what he's clutching...

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  11. I like this wonderful blog... the photos are really nice

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  12. Wonderful but too bad about the lack of info!
    We have the same type of art funding policy in Toronto and it makes such a difference to see some of the incredible projects that have resulted.

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  13. The 'beneath' is of much importance to every city. Like the sculpture. Please have a good new week.

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  14. Hope you hear from someone Grace over the sculture. Such a mystery. And I sure can't wait to see what 'stopped you in your track' !!
    I did try and leave comment the other day but it wouldn't stick for some reason, was just saying that I didn't realise daffodils grew in Perth!

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  15. I'll be back tomorrow to see what stopped you in your tracks!!.

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  16. Haha, I love it, awesome photos! I'd love to see something similar here, just to liven up my strolls :) I run into that lack of information a lot, you'd figure most things would be online by now, right? Look forward to finding out what else happened!

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  17. What an awesome sculpture! I love the percent for art policy - what a way to beautify the city! You are a tease...I can't wait to see what you have in store for tomorrow!

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  18. It's a great art-work Grace ... So pleased you took the time to trace it down.

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  19. I like it! It makes me think of the man walking through a stone wall in Paris. Have you ever seen that one?

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  20. Goodness gracious!
    A bit of 'art' that is worth looking at!
    Clever, humorous, and even funnier when folks fall over it!

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  21. This artwork is terrific Grace. I do wonder if anyone has ever tripped over it though.

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  22. I like sculptures 'interacting' with the setting. This one is pretty cool.

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  23. Brilliant capture! Eager to see what you have in store for tomorrow!!

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  24. I can't help thinking the irevalent thought, wondering how many people have tripped over the unfortunately man after a night out on the tiles!

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  25. I enjoy sculptures like this...unexpected! and paying a bit of respect for the people who work underground!

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  26. love stuff like this .. here, Tom Otterness's sculptures seem to pop up all over as well ...

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