Saturday, December 7, 2013

'Pawn' star..or 'Sponge Bob Square Pants'.....


When I saw the above sculpture in it's new temporary (?) home in the Fremantle Fishing Harbour last week it did bring a smile to my dial :) created by mega talented WA artist Greg James who has shaped so many of the excellent public artworks around the State, including 'Bella' from last Friday's post. The last time I saw this piece titled 'Coast Guard' was on Cottesloe beach back in 2011 as part of  Sculpture by the Sea (click link and take a virtual tour, you'll see him on the end of the pier). The comparison to the man in above shot will give you some idea of the size of this sculpture which  '..considers the value and status of the pawn beyond the chessboard'.. ah the artistic mind, how it delights and confuses all at the same time :) Hope you have a fab weekend, take care.....

23 comments:

  1. A colorful character for the day, Grace!! Fun post for the day!! I love it! Thanks for the smiles on a cold, snowy and windy day in Oregon!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  2. Quite colourful! That shade of red's a good one.

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  3. My mistake, I thought you referred to the chap on the left......

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  4. I smiled when I saw that the Coast Guard is red since the Canadian Coast Guard sport red (and white) on all it's ships. OK, I did do a post on the CCG last Monday so that WAS what came to my mind first when I saw the sculpture's title. Yep, the sculpture sure is BIG!

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  5. That's quite a pose, Grace! ;-))

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  6. Superbe photo! Très joli post!
    Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci.
    Très bon week-end.
    Cath.

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  7. Hope you will have a great weekend too. Thanks for sharing these images with us. Greetings!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  8. The dude on the left was checking out the camera babe! Lots of blue!

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  9. Lol @ Sunnybrook Farm, that's exactly what I thought! I would never have guessed that it represented a coastguard!

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  10. I think this guy's ancestors came from Easter Island. BTW, I'm still dizzy from that virtual tour (but it was worth it).

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  11. Wow.that was a fun virtual tour!
    We are trapped inside by an ice storm.....grrr...Janey

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  12. I was temporarily blinded by the bright primary colours!

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  13. What brilliant colors! I love the statue and also the artist quote you shared...hmmm, food for thought for sure! (You actually made me remember a little tour I had at the British Museum in summer, the guide pointed to the ancient Lewis Chessmen pieces and said the pawns were not much changed in today's games and are still carved as the faceless/nameless men at the bottom rung of society - sent out in front of battles knowing they'll likely be sacrificed.)

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  14. The artwork is a delight, but it appears a little odd that a restaurant with an Italian name proclaims on its banner that it serves the best fish & chips in Western Australia.

    I would expect that from a pub with a British name, not an Italian restaurant. The best lasagne would cause me to go inside. The best fish & chips would not.

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  15. To me it says "Bossy," not Coast Guard. Maybe it's me.

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  16. Nice sculpture indeed. I like the way he stands there firm and watching.

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  17. Nice capture of the big man in town.

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  18. Your title for this piece is just perfect.

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