Thursday, December 20, 2012

Arrive to Paradise, take a seat.....!


I was surprised when we arrived in Subiaco on Tuesday to find a new piece of public art had been installed since my last visit not so long ago. This sculpture by Iraqi born Ayad Alqaragholli titled  'Arrive to Paradise' is 3.3m high and weighs in at 760kg, the angels are sculpted from high tensile steel and the chair silicone brass. I love it, it is so very typical of his distinctive style, do you remember this one I posted back in March from Sculptures by the Sea in Cottesloe. I wonder if any of you recognize his work as he has exhibited in many cities around the world. It was only when I got home and did the research that I discovered that he would actually be happy for people to sit in the chair and have photos taken, darn if only I knew I could have had lot of fun with that oui! Ah well, this time next week Christmas will be well over, nice...bah humbug haha!! Happy Thursday, take care..

31 comments:

  1. Nice sculpture..... love this Grace.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. Lovely sculpture, how quick the city is changing. I had also liked his other sculpture in Cottesloe.

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  3. Voilà qui est original et qui ne doit pas laisser les passants indifférents. Sûr que ce fauteuil doit connaître un immense succès!

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  4. I love the angels, but I'm not quite sure about the big chair with them. Unusual combo.

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  5. I think it is great fun and will be enjoyed by a lot of people having their pics taken there, Grace.

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  6. These sculptures have a sort of flighty essence to them, but I do hope they are not representative of "paradise," whatever and wherever that might be! :-)

    Re your comment on The Villages: Come and visit and buy your boots. Yes, I've put on word verification. I was getting up to 70 spam emails a day. I did take if off our Ocala blog, though. We'll see what happens. All that spam drives me nuts.

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  7. Hey, great to know I'll have a great chair to sit in if per chance I make it to the gate, that is!! Fun shot for the day! Hope your week is going well! You always seem to have fun and I do love that -- thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  8. Lovely sculptures, Grace, why didn't you make a self portrait on that chair? :-)

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  9. These would be sculptures I'd place around our gardens!:) Very cool.

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  10. Pretty and inspired...

    Humbug indeed.

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  11. Impressive piece of art! Love the story of symbolism too! Immediately I thought of the Big Chair at Broken Hill in western New South Wales - way out in desert area!

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  12. belle statue, qui represente bien une arrivee heureuse au paradis ;))

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  13. next time you can pose on the throne ...

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  14. What a stunning piece of art... My late wife would've loved those angels!!

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  15. How such a sculpture can look happy, I don't know, but I think it does look happy.

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  16. Yes, you'll have to go back and get some photos of you sitting in the chair!

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  17. I don't think I've ever seen his work before but, I like this chair. I can just see people lining up for some picture taking.

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  18. I love that people are encouraged to sit in that chair - I also love the earlier capture you have of his art. (Yes, you will definitely need to go back and get a shot of yourself sitting:)

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  19. Nice that it's almost next door to Jacksons ( I agree they are friendly people.)

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  20. I wouldn't mind taking a seat on that chair for a memorable photo!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  21. Hallo Grace,
    nice photo, nice sculpture..

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you , ciao

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  22. Almost worth looking at. Well made.

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  23. I think it would be nice to sit in the chair and go to paradise, if there is any.

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  24. Sounds like we have something to look forward to...

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  25. A really striking artwork Grace and nice editing too.

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  26. Wow.What an impressive place. That timber encased rolling door in Bishop's House is pretty spectacular.

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  27. It's certainly a a remarkable piece!

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  28. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and thanks a lot to City of Subiaco for this great opportunity, Im really glad to read great words from you, Thanks again and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for all Human around the world! The artist Ayad Al Qaragholli

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