Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Meteorite..fire..water..earth.....


This is my favourite water sculpture in Forrest Place. Called 'Meteorite', made from orbicular granite from Mt. Magnet in WA, the sphere sits rotating in an atomized mist of water. It's pretty hard to resist putting your hands on the cool smooth surface and trying to rotate the sphere, the young girl here looks pretty determined! Although it has a name plate on the base with the name Josef Kusser I wasn't able to establish whether he is the sculptor, however I do know that the paving feature to the side in swirling black and pink granite featuring geckos is by Malcolm McGregor. The bottom shot is to show where it sits in relation to the rest of the features in Forrest Place, you can see the newish sculpture affectionately (?) called The Cactus way back there, and in front of that the very latest water feature The Labyrinth. Happy Tuesday, hope your week is moving along as planned, take care....


32 comments:

  1. I love it and the kids seem to love it as well! Beautiful piece and your captures are terrific as always! I do so enjoy the interesting visits to your world, Grace, always fun and informative! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

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  2. I'd like to pick it up and take it home with me...but I suppose that's not allowed....

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  3. So sweet to see those kids engaged in the sculpture - love the way you caught their enthusiasm. (I like that cactus piece, even if it divides the public:) Oh, the hail in Hawaii made a stir, for sure - 7 months later in October, folks were still talking about it, haha!

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  4. It looks like a busy place, Grace! Great to see the kids so involved.

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  5. It looks like it captures the imagination of children. A very good thing!

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  6. This is gorgeous and pretty funny for kids (not only for kids, I suppose...).

    Very nice photos, Grace!

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  7. Great captures and very interesting. Kusser seems to be a Granite works specialising in floating sculptures: http://www.kusser.com/KusserFloatingFeatures.pdf - but they don't seem to list this particular one.
    Have you got a picture of the pavement mosaic?

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  8. That is so neat. I know what I would be doing if I was there :).

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  9. I don't know that I would touch it... You never know! :-)

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  10. I love those kinds of sculpture/fountains. Especially fun for the kids!

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  11. It's gorgeous Grace .... Great to those kids enjoying it.

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  12. Wonderful ! Made me wonder, whether we still feel the movement of earth. Please have a good Tuesday ahead.

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  13. Wow! Very gorgeous, Grace. I like very much your header.
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  14. From the first photo, I had no sense of scale of how big it is... Then, WOW, its quite large actually!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  15. Looks like a lot of fun to touch that stone sculpture! Cool, Grace!

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  16. It's easy see why this would be a favorite. It is very beautiful and I think even adults might have a hard time not touching it.

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  17. kinetic! Fantastic! Finger-pinching?


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  18. Grace, your city is so fortunate to have such extensive and wonderful public art.

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  19. Nice design - it floats like a meteor in space. It's path can be influenced by other objects. Just don't land on me.

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  20. Nice sculpture. I really like the stone.

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  21. Great photos !!!

    Have a lovely day :)

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  22. Hi Grace,

    That is a fascinating water sculpture, love the last picture the best!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  23. That second shot did bring into perspective it's size. Nice work of art.

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  24. I like it, it looks very beautiful!

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  25. That's a gorgeous piece and I can readily understand the temptation to twirl it around! I want to try it from here but I can't reach that far!

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  26. That marbling effect is lovely. There is something about round and wet. They do go hand in hand together in the fountain category. I'd love to have this feature in my garden:)

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  27. What an amazing piece of sculpture, looks different from every angle..nice shots Grace...

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  28. Aren't these water sculptures just great! Ask the kids! :-)

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