Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sculpture by the Sea III.....


I hope that you're not getting fed up with the Sculpture by the Sea shots, I won't show them all, only the exhibits that really appealed to me, which doesn't mean that the others are without merit, only that there were way too many to show here, next year you'll all have to visit Perth and see them for yourself..come on, you know you want to! Above, appropriately displayed over the side of the mole we have 'Casting Around' by NSW artists Ruth Downes and Geoff Webster made up of fishing rods and rod holders, 'this gestural interpretation dissects the arc and sweep of a common occurrence along the Cottesloe shore', simple but so effective....
I think what attracts me to the work of WA artist Ayad Alqaragholli below is the feeling of gay abandon he creates, it makes me happy and inspires me to think 'wheeeeeee', sometimes even out loud!
Coming back down along the mole facing down towards Fremantle a work by WA artist Fiona Gavino called 'tolerance, change, difference' which 'explores these notions not just as concepts, but as strong tools for improved social change'..you've just got to love the artistic imagination.....
Back now to the grassed area a work by WA artist Mikaela Castledine made with crocheted polypropylene and steel called 'Tokyo Crows' the artist feels that 'crows are intelligent, creative, amusing and great survivors, but still we are frightened of them, demonize them and in some places wage war against them'..Alfred Hitchcock has a lot to answer for!
It was impossible to miss the 'happy floating dream cloud' by WA artist Kathy Allam high up in the trees, this work 'reflects on our childhood desires and the pleasure of reveling in the unabashed, exuberant colour of plastic toys', if you click to enlarge I bet you'll find something familiar there.....
Although at first 'The Rolling Pin' by Danish artist Keld Moseholm seemed a little gruesome the artist's interpretation that 'a well-known utensil is transformed into an overwhelming power by an imaginary force, turning life into a decoration' made it less so...er, no it didn't, people are still trying to escape being squished haha!
Last one today up on the hill looking down on the beach is Japanese artist Eiji Hayakawa's 'Space', this work is 'a representation of space using the historical figure of fowls from paintings during the Edo period in Japan', there are two of them, you can see the other here on the World in Black &White. Only two left for tomorrow, both very red, one that made me laugh out loud it's so typically Australian. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, take care and stay safe.....       



33 comments:

  1. I absolutely love all of the creative, fun, delightful sculptures etc etc etc that you've shared with us, Grace!! I would indeed love to see them myself!! Thanks for sharing your great pics!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

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  2. They're amazing and I love seeing more - the rolling pin certainly caught my eye, as did the 'whee' sculpture! How lucky you are to have this annual event. (And yes, Hitchcock has lots to answer for - someone shared this sardonic "The Birds" trailer - probably gives as much an explanation as any for why birds attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjaVdJt59U :) Happy Weekend!

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  3. Well I enjoy looking at the wonderful pieces. I especially like the first two.

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  4. All of these stunning pieces of art must be overwhelming in a very pleasurably way. i think that I would love every minute of time spent looking at all them.

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  5. Love the fishing rods! Off to the 'city' today - by bus & train.

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  6. The top one reminds be of the early Muybridge photos of running men and horses, breaking down physical motion into slices of time. And I completely agree with Ms. Castledine's opinion.

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  7. The fishing rod sculpture, the Tokyo crows, the happy floating dream cloud and the rolling pin are all terrific. I would enjoy seeing this exhibition. Hope your weekend is going well.

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  8. I love the fishing rods and that colorful dream cloud and the crows and...

    These are just wonderful and I am not tired of these at all. More, please!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. We have nothing like this where I live - so am definitely not getting fed up with your photos!
    and it looks as if hundreds are enjoying the sculptures in person.

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  10. These are very creative. Keep this series coming.

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  11. The fishing rods are incredibly graceful. Simplicity can be very beautiful.

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  12. Lots if interesting sculptures but I too had a wheee ... moment on seeing that work by Ahad Aqaragholli
    The perfect time of the year for sea-side sculptures.

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  13. Great work, you capture really good the sculptures exhibition atmosphere, the pieces, the people, the place!

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  14. Do you know why the cockerel is one of the symbols for France? It still sings with both feet in the merde.

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  15. only two left???? well, at least they're red.

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  16. They are all great, but I adore the second one!

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  17. What un nice place to do a sculptures exhibition ! Some, of course, are full of symbols.Des arbres colorés que je verrais bien dans le désert pour tracer les pistes. Ouah ! Quelle horreur. But in a garden, it could be funny.
    J'ai pris les oiseaux pour des vrais
    I had sought the birds where real ! Until I tought my *loupe*..

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  18. Oh, I'm intrigued by this seaside art.

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  19. Wonderful choices. Yes, I would LOVE to visit Perth but I'll need to save my pennies...er...nickles. (Pennies have just been discontinued here. We are way behind you Aussies!)

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  20. These are all fantastic but I like the first two the best! What great fun! I wish we had this kind of thing here, but I'm afraid they'd be vandalized immediately!

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  21. C'est magnifique, j'aime beaucoup !

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  22. Great series! Enjoyed every post. My favourite pieces are the fishing rods, the colourful cloud and the 'Upside down' on the previous post. Fantastic!

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  23. bonjour je viens de chez Nadezda et j'adore ces créations

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  24. BONSOIR je viens du blog de NADEZDA et je trouve aussi ces photos superbes
    J'aime beaucoup cet art

    bonne soirée et merci

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  25. I'm certainly not getting fed up - I love the variety of all these sculptures and love seeing them in public spaces like this! Thank you very much for sharing them.

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  26. Great post Gracie - you know what my fav is - the Crows - I didnt get any good one of these! Not sure what my facination for crows is??

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  27. Très belles photos! J'aime beaucoup l'avant dernière...

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  28. Would be great to experience this festival in Perth one year. So much great art to look at.

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  29. I do like those crows, and the actual birds themselves.

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