Friday, March 15, 2013

Sculptures by the Sea encore.....

This was one of my favourite exhibits at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe. The grouping of bulbous skittles created by Queensland artists Suzanne Bosanquet and Sarah Foley succinctly called 'Skittles' depicting Australian characters such as lifesavers and swimmers,was not only fun and colourful but also encouraged lively interaction.....
Below the wind driven sound installation of 222 bamboo 'bird scarers' tuned to D-minor began as a reflection on the 222 lives lost in the Bali bombings, walking through the feather topped bamboo it did inspire a feeling of melancholy at such a waste of young lives.....
Artist at work.. I'm not sure if this actually was Melbourne artist Ben Fasham polishing his jewel (?), but I should imagine this wonderfully curved piece titled 'Jewel de la Mer' in stainless steel and bronze would not be happy covered in salty sea spray.....
Out on the rocks of the mole sat a very big crayfish constructed by WA artist Lewis Horne using cane, steel rod, rope and cray pot floats, a whimsical tribute to the humble crayfish and the dwindling art of cane pot making. Apart from the beautiful beach location itself I love that the Indiana Tea House appears so often in the background of these images.....
Norwegian Hilde A. Danielsen, an artist who 'loves to play and make surprising situations' created the exhibit below called 'Upside Down Again' using pinewood and metal fasteners. I really couldn't resist the 'Bond, James Bond OO7' opportunity below, Aimee was shooting..just not with a gun haha! I have a few more for you tomorrow, until then happy Friday, take care.....

31 comments:

  1. Quite a crayfish!

    I do like that Danielsen sculpture particularly!

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  2. The two photos of the Danielson sculpture are by far the best in my opinion, which is worth very little. And, there is that cute redhead again!

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  3. I do agree with Jack, great captures of the sculpture!! And, yep, there's that cute redhead again! Great shots for the day, Grace! And it does look like a fun day as well! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  4. Quite a day at the beach. Sand, egg salad sandwiches, sun and ART.

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  5. What a wonderful day at the beach, Grace. I would come away so uplifted and inspired by all these pieces that are each special in their own way.

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  6. The children certainly had a favorite; I especially like the bottom sculpture and photo.

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  7. What great seaside art, and I LOVE the crawfish of straw. The first shot of children and skittles is adorable!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  8. LOL, that Bond-y shot is perfection! I do quite love that crawfish, what intricate crafting!

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  9. The Bali one is very special. The 'jewel' from Melbourne's is ok. Reminds me, I have some personal grooming to do. Bonsoir.

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  10. Love them - a thank you from those of us who can't get there

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  11. The Skittles are super and I really like the crayfish!

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  12. Very interesting sculptures. Ma préférence va pour le crabe et celles en bois.
    On the hot sun, on the hot sand ! CA NE ME FAIT PAS ENVIE DU TOUT ! NA !!!
    It does'nt give me envie, Na !Coucou from Lausanne where it is still shilly ( ? )

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  13. Some really nice things there. Love the lobster! We have a giant one in Barcelonaas well.

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  14. The bird scarer sculpture is wonderful. I love the 007 shot too!

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  15. Good shots Grace...i like that last one very much.

    Greetings, Joop

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  16. These are great Grace. My fave is the lobster. It immediately brought to my mind that crazy song in the 80's, Rock Lobster by the B52's. do you remember it?

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  17. Some really nice artworks here. The weather looks nice. We are experiencing a real cold spell so I will take any summer scene I can find!

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  18. It is such a great exhibition, love the pieces you show us. Would love to walk there.

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  19. I like this kind of art, funny, colorful, and outside ,where everyone can enjoy it!
    The first statues are my favorite, and the last, made of wood, a texture that I love.
    great shots!

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  20. As if the beach was not enough fun, the art is a bonus. It makes sense to bring art to where the people are.

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  21. this is the most amazing series! i love the way the children interact with the sculptures.

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  22. I have to say, I like every one of the pieces you've posted here. This really is a wonderful show.

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  23. i think i would have enjoyed wander among those pieces of art quite a lot ... i guess i need to time my visit to Perth to coincide some future exhibition ...

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  24. You are so lucky to have this exhibition. It's unique to my experience and I can imagine how much fun it is to actually see these sculptures in person. I love the skittles - esp. the little guy with the old-time mustache, and the wood creations are very cool...love wood.

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  25. These are fabulous. I especially love seeing something for young people in the top photo.

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  26. hi grace... in response to your question, syrup is produced in a very narrow window of time once each year near the end of winter when the days reach temperatures above freezing and the nights dip below freezing. it is literally the sweetness of life returning to the winter still maple trees, the syrup is made by boiling all the water out of the rising sap. what is left behind is pure, sweet, liquid joy.

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  27. Other wonderful items! Arianna

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  28. Many thanks my friend for so kind comment!
    And I walk in Cinque Terre, I did! You can see the post here:

    http://magdax.blogspot.gr/2013/01/riomaggiore-cinque-terre-italian-riviera.html

    What a wonderful sculpture! Nice cafe-restaurant, great beach, very beautiful your country!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Many greetings

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  29. Love especially the last two ones (still freezing by butt off over here, far away from any ocean, too...).

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  30. I added your blog to my Pinterest board!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  31. WOW, wonderful, we do not have such artistic beaches.

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