Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sculptures by the Sea + 'error 503'.....


Remembering from past years how busy and how hard to get a parking it is in Cottesloe when Sculpture by the Sea starts, Aimee and I set off very early on Sunday morning to enjoy this annual event, and although there were some early risers it was still quiet, not so by the time we left. I'm starting here with the sculptures in the order in which we saw them. The first above is called 'Wind Playground' by USA artist Maia Marinelli who is an avid sailor, this work is designed to 'capture the thrill of play and sculpt with wind like sailors do', not being a sailor I have no idea what that means! Below we have 'Portal' by WA artist Toby Bell, a work 'based on spiritual and emotional themes', although it was designed to be 'interactive' and I took many shots with people sitting in the centre, this image felt a little more 'spiritual' (she said tongue in cheek).....
The amazing creation below is called  'Ghost Net Crocodile' by GhostNets Australia, so clever. Remote community indigenous artists create works using ghost nets retrieved by indigenous rangers from Australia's remote northern coastline, it's fabulous, check it out bigger.....
'Look This Way' by NSW artist Ken Unsworth  is designed 'with the hope to astonish and confuse, questioning the mind of the viewer', I'm guessing by the puzzled looks below that it's working.....!
This work below by Perth glass artist Vaughn Bisschops called 'Transparent Sea' was one of my favourites, designed to 'make us look into our oceans and see the beauty within'. I have heard that in the evening when the setting sun falls on it, it's spectacular, I might have to go back for that shot!
Last one today by Danish artists Jonas Hallberg and Rene Pedersen called 'How close we are'..Step through the eye of the needle..that could be a little tricky with a certain redhead blocking the way! Check out that dramatic sky, many clouds, very little rain. These weird and wonderful creations could not possibly have a more fabulous setting to show them off, more tomorrow. Catch you at 8am Perth time from now on..early bed is getting more and more tempting..have a good Thursday (already!!) take care..p.s I've been plagued by 'error 503' tonight, will start fresh tomorrow.....





38 comments:

  1. Wonderful art and art tour! I'm especially loving The Ghost Net Crocodile and Transparent Sea are especial (and Aimee in the eye of the needle:) Your captures are just gorgeous! Good luck with error 503, technology is mysterious to me.

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  2. Such fun to see all this great work - you're right about the croc in that you must enlarge to see all the details.
    I started to have trouble with blogger yesterday and it continues a bit today.

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  3. Cavalcade of creativity!

    You never disappoint.... :-)


    Aloha

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  4. How fun!! And that croc is really something! Terrific captures! Love the shot of Aimee in the eye of the needle! What a great day the two of you had!! Thanks for sharing the fun with us!!

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  5. Public art is such a treat Grace. I love the crocodile... it would look good in my garden. Could you slip it in your handbag for me please?

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  6. that's interesting Grace !
    my best regards from a raining Italy! ciao

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  7. Great sculptures and great images.
    A 503 error is due to overloading, sometimes the website is down or overloaded and that happens to blogger from time to time. The other reason maybe that your post has several photos within the post and I notice that you upload very large files. Generally it is recommended that any images you upload to the web you make 800px on the long side, yours are 1600px. Smaller files also protects your work. It does not mean smaller images, you can make them appear the same size just that the file is smaller and therefore not suitable for printing or stealing. It also means that it is easier for people with slower connections to see your images.
    Hope that helps.

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  8. Such diversity, and pretty colors on the sand

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  9. Now these are all some very imaginative and interesting pieces. I'm with you on the first one, I don't think I get it either. The transparent sea is beautiful.

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  10. I love the last shot and the crocodile! Looks like you had a bit of respite from the scorching sun!

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  11. I like that those exhibitions in such suroundings. They look very good, the crocodile and the ladder skeleton are mu favourite.

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  12. You don't miss out on anything in Perth, do you! Marvelous exhibition - look forward to more!!

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  13. Like the two last sculptures. Wonderful where alike is happening. Nearly spring over here. Please have a good Thursday ahead.

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  14. Some amazing sculptures here Grace and what a beautiful sea-scape as the background.
    "The transparent Sea" is my fav with its rich sea colours.

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  15. Wow!!! interesting day at the beach!!!

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  16. The Transparent Sea in rich blue is spectacular, and the croc is great, too. Nice seeing your young redheaded companion.

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  17. A sculpture exhibit on a beach - what a brilliant idea. But repeated Error 503? Wow, are you in trouble.

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  18. Those crocodile teeth look really scary!
    the skeleton conductor is intriguing - I am sure he can gather enough of a crowd for an orchestra.

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  19. Very interesting...
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  20. How wonderful to have events such as these. My favourite in this series is the ghost net crocodile. Attractively fearsome. Congrats to the artist. Thx for bringing them to us Grace.

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  21. I love the concept... sculptures and the sea are two of my favourite things, so it's a heavenly match :-) You show it all off so well as always, Grace!

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  22. You mentioned Australia's remote northern coastline. When Julie and I were in Cairns for a cruise to Papua New Guinea a couple of months ago, we saw photos of the area referred to as the Kimberly, with which we were unfamiliar. It looks like a fascinating place to visit.

    Thank you, as always, for your comments on my site. I have not been able to respond or reciprocate for several weeks because we were away in the Middle East for several weeks.

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  23. awesome art ... especially for me the net one .. love that

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  24. This is a fantastic event. So much creativity laced with great humor! Love it.

    BTW, I've been hit with Error 503 also. What a pain. I think Blogger (Google version) must be making internal changes again!

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  25. Wonderful!! Wish you a nice day.
    Erika from Italy.

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  26. I really like the arty crocodile!! :)

    Nice posting.

    Greetings from Gunn

    Norway

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  27. A very spectacular event! Arianna

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  28. Love the croc and the wind thinggy.

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  29. Hehe, love 'Look This Way' - we have one of them in our bedroom, watching over us (http://irisflavia.blogspot.de/2012/08/wanna-play.html?q=pirate - you´d need to scroll down).

    So sad I missed out on this for a few months of time (if it was held back then in 2006). Thanks for sharing!

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  30. That skeleton one is my favourite of the lot!

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  31. A plethora of wonderful shots, Grace.

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  32. This looks like an occasion that cannot be missed. It is certainly a feast for the eyes, and it looks like a return visit would be on my agenda if I lived there/

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  33. These are amazing and what an interesting aspect of the beach. That young lady in the last photo is a doll!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  34. I really enjoyed looking at your great photos of the Sculpture by the Sea! Incredible sculptures!

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