Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sculpture by the Sea IV.....


These are the last few shots from Sculpture by the Sea...in the day, but I am going to get back and take a few as the sun goes down, I've never seen them at sunset and have heard that it's really special. These are both very red and both created with a sense of fun. Recognised as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in China, Chen Wenling has exhibited world wide and it's always a visual treat to see his work here in this fantastic setting. Sculpted in bronze and coloured with automotive paint this work titled 'games' is one of the artist's 'Red Boy' series. In his own words Chen Wenling says he was a playful child, “always monkeying around”. His parents were so poor that he had to make his own toys—of which his sculptures are, in a sense, grown-up versions. You might have seen some of his work around your city, once seen, not easily forgotten.....
As we were walking back to the car we burst out laughing at what we saw up ahead. Typifying the irrepressible Aussie sense of humour hanging over one of the balconies of the Cottesloe Beach Hotel, the last of the exhibits by SA artist Philip 'Harry' Koch fittingly called 'budgie'...'Speedos, budgies, sluggoes and other less flattering names..every surf club icon', we call them 'budgie smugglers' and heartily discourage the wearing of them in our pool haha! only kidding..maybe! Hope you're having a good weekend, take care.....


38 comments:

  1. What a Perth-ictly wonderful post, G!



    Aloha

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  2. Now those are RED in a way I haven't seen before!! How fun!! Perth-ictly wonderful indeed!!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  3. At first, from the thumbnail, I thought Gollum had turned red.

    The Speedo is very funny.

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  4. Red is beautiful. But panties. I would like to see the owner.

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  5. As I'm cooking a chicken parmigiana for dinner tonight, those red speedos might just fit me in the morning...
    The red sculpture is lovely and I'll look forward to some sunset shots.

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  6. Very special and daring. Still have to make up my mind if I like it.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. Funny shots, Grace!
    The red guy... is he sleeping or meditating?

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  8. Both are great! And the Tokyo birds from yesterday were super too. Great shots from this show Grace!!

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  9. Love Chen's work, not so sure about the speedo... :-)

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  10. Die Skulptur ist klasse.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  11. Sorry, I don`t like it. Depressing sculpture and the red color does not make it better
    But as you know, the rest I have seen I have really liked!:)

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  12. So that's where Paul Bunyan left his speedos!

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  13. Beautiful and original sculpture Chen Wenling.
    Poor childhood, making toys with his hands.
    Sorry for my delay, but I have almost no time.
    Hugs.

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  14. Excellent perspective in the first image. And yes, our son has turned me upside down *in a positive sense*.

    Ha, thoughtful to see the underwear outside, yet great comment upon current behaviour of life.

    Please have a good Sunday.

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  15. Interesting choice of color for all three installations. Can't say how I feel about the scalptures; have to think about it, but I'm glad that you posted them.

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  16. Down here in Alabama, we call those BIg Girl Panties, and I have to pull them on a lot!
    V

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  17. Striking statements by the sea! I love that huddled figure, so symbolic of caving in to oneself for strength! At first, new street sculptures seem to draw mixed reactions, but somehow they finally add character and "specialty" to an area! The grizzles fade away!

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  18. LOVE the sculptures Grace and oooh dear me, take some big budgies to fill those smugglers.....Bwahahahahaha.

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  19. That first picture kind of weirds me out since my first grandchild is on the was - you can see the association. As for the other, um, work,I would never be caught dead wearing a Speedo. It could traumatize the nation.

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  20. hahaha... i burst out laughing too at the giant red thingy :)

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/

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  21. Red seems to be the color of the day here. I love that top sculpture. The bottom one is....well....on the bottom.

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  22. In Spain, they traditionally wear red underpants on New Year's night, it's supposed to bring you luck... down under (sorry, just had to do it). Therefore, I guess some very well endowed Spanish Senora got lucky in Perth? Ay caramba!

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  23. very interesting, both the pictures :)
    Sculpture of the kid and the story behind fascinating.
    The last two pictures are funny lols :)
    Thanks for sharing and the description.
    Have a nice sunday !

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  24. Hmmm. A little off colour today Grace?

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  25. At first look..I didn't care for the sculpture ...but it is growing on me.

    LOL at the red panties. I hope you too are enjoying the weekend.

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  26. talk about knickers in a twist. this has been a fantastic series, grace. thank you!

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  27. Now, that red one is spooky. Mother and Child reunion?

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  28. Love the speedos. Better than thongs!!

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  29. LOVE your Sculpture by the Sea photos!! We had them here in Sydney last november... Some of your photos are of the same exhibits, yet some are new... I DO love the speedos, luckily, Tony Abbott wasnt wearing them!!

    Here is my photos in flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/berniep/sets/72157631938158192/

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  30. I love them both...for completely different reasons, haha! Wonderful red picks today. I hope you get a chance to see these at night. I've really enjoyed all the Sculpture by the Sea captures!

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  31. Interesting....
    I particulary love the first picture. This sculpture seems to liook at the people under it....
    Best regards,

    Pierre

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  32. In fact I do not know if I like it or no. If I do not like or yes ! I need reflexion, maybe after a little bit of use-to...In fact, if it would be blue ! Avec des * si*, on met Paris dans une bouteille.

    Un petit cou cou de Lausanne.

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  33. Very cool sculpture. The top photo is a good one Grace.

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  34. This is a rather large pair of swimming trunks!

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  35. That top photo really is brilliant!

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  36. The thing at the top is fantastic. Your blog is really very nice.

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