Thursday, March 28, 2013

Can I help you ma'am....?


Without scrolling down, just looking at the photo above..do you see it?  Well I didn't, for two reasons..according to the guide pamphlet this 'ethereal' sculpture was in Florence Hummerston Reserve on St. Georges Terrace. The first time I went in search, camera and pamphlet in hand, apparently looking very much like a tourist as an American gentleman asked 'can I help you ma'am?', we chatted, he'd been in Perth for a month, moi forty years :) The second reason we couldn't find it was because we didn't think to look up, golden rule ..look up now and then to see what you might be missing. There she was high up in the tree, this sculpture by Australian artist Simon Gilby is untitled, but I call it 'not easy to find' haha! A little bit 'eh!' in the daylight but if you click on the artist link above and on the first thumbnail Female Figure, you can see how she glows at night. Artist's depiction..'she is no-one and everyone, living and gone, a presence and a memory', I like it enough to go back and try and get that shot, would you? We're on the wind down to the Easter weekend, happy Thursday, take care.....

38 comments:

  1. It will be fun to see a night shot Grace. It is certainly hidden during the day!

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  2. This one is just fascinating. I've never heard of putting a sculpture in a tree before but, I'm really liking the idea. And, the fact that it glows at night is even more fun.

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  3. That is indeed fascinating and I, too, really like the idea of a sculpture in a tree! Terrific! I'll be looking forward to the night shot, too!! Hope your week is going well, Grace!! Enjoy and take care!!

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  4. found her without scrolling down...how incredible...I love it

    to be forever up a tree looking down on humanity (just made that up)!!

    happy you went back, great shots!!

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  5. Like Cloudia, the first word to enter my mind was ethereal! I love the idea of putting this sculpture up there, it looks terrific both here and at the artist's site. Any return trip would be worth it:) Happy Thursday!

    (PS Glad you enjoyed the eagle cam! It was a happy weekend discovery:)

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  6. I like the fact that it is hard to spot...

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  7. Interesting!!! I saw it right off, but couldn't tell what it was!!!

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  8. That is something. I really am looking forward to seeing a night shot. So much going on in Perth...brilliant.

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  9. I can see why you baptized it! :-)

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  10. Amazing - yep, a night shot would be great! :-)
    Thanks for sharing! Awww, I miss your place!

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  11. It's smashing. One of my favourites ever in Perth (you see, the gent was there for a month, you 40 years and moi jamais but hey, I know a few sculptures!!!)

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  12. Is that the same tree on the author's site? Where are the big buildings?
    Yes, a lot more visible at night.
    Still impressed at all of the art you have around town.

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  13. You must get a night shot Grace. She is really amazing.

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  14. How imaginative and creative is that!!

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  15. That's remarkable! I love it.

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  16. I did see it on the first look, generally as something that didn't quite feel right among everything else. The closeup helps define it. Must be fascinating at night!

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  17. wow !

    Thank you for this joy for the sense of sight. Please have a good Thursday.

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  18. The amazing things you find in Perth, Grace! I will have to go and have a look.

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  19. This is a first, Grace. A sculpture up in a tree? The artist doesn't have much competition at his specialty!

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  20. I would definitely go back for the night shot! I do like this sculpture. It's lovely.

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  21. Yes, I could see it. Having it right in the middle of the photo helped, which I guess is not how your eyes were looking when you were looking for it.

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  22. Very interesting. A little mystical. I like it. I greet! Peter.

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  23. The 1st part of your story makes me smile! Then, I like this sculpture and the way the artist describes it.A kind of "ghost of art", very poetic!

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  24. Wow. What an amazing sculpture and great idea. I hope the locals had some warning it was being placed in this tree. If not, the may have got quite a fright when the first spotted it. It is like a ghost.

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  25. WOW Grace that indeed is amazing!!

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  26. It is only good to see at night I suppose, she is hiding a bit.

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  27. Awesome, she is so perfect! :)
    hugs
    Léia

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  28. She isn't very easy to see - but worth the effort. :)

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  29. I wonder how many people get home, check their photos, and think they captured a ghost.

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  30. Very interesting post Grace, have a blessed Easter!

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  31. Wow, very well camouflaged and I see the resemblance to my Antony Gormleys the other week ;-)

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