Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sculpture by the Sea 2014.....

 
You were right Angie the impetus for me to get out of my snug bed at 5am was the 1Oth annual Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe Beach, it grows and gets better each year. Who remembers the church window damaged in storm episode of the Vicar of Dibley.. I thought about that as soon as I saw 'Ocean Cathedral' created in bamboo by English artist Debbie Harding.This wonderfully simple structure sitting facing out to the ever changing seascape captivated my imagination.. yes I did add a touch of drama :). It was a cooler, cloudy morning but can you imagine this same piece with the clear blue sky behind it, the constant stream of ships on the horizon. I have an affinity with arches, definitely a favourite this year.....


Above in the foreground 'Shelter #2' by WA artist Stella Onderwater made up of a steel frame and inflated vinyl tube covered in beach towels 'a reminiscent look at growing up on the Perth coast'. In the background the fabulously intricate 'Permanent Sunset' created by Argentinian artist Alejandro Propato.. the positioning is perfect sitting along the edge of the shore looking like a vibrant sunset even though it was 6.30am :)


Above.. I'm in awe of the incredible amount of work that went into 'Wave 1' by Belgium born, living in WA artist Annette Thas, made up of goodness knows how many blonde barbie dolls 'alluding to childhood memories and social and environmental concerns'.. it was fascinating and slightly unnerving at the same time! You have to check this one out closer, well I hope you do with all of them :) Indiana Tea House in the background.....


The installation above titled 'Aquarium of the Pacific gyre' by USA artist Marina DeBris 'beach trash used to create art with a message'.. if only we would listen! Below '150 Surfboard Graveyard' by NSW artist Chris Anderson, 'a tribute to all the surfers' boards, raising an awareness to the wasteful disposal of surfboards into landfill', looking eerily like shark fins, a touchy subject on Cottesloe Beach!


Last one for today 'Southern Passage' by WA artist Tony Jones created in steel.. part of a series that uses the symbolism of marine hardware and navigation markers to show that 'marine markers need to be seen, read and understood'.. I hope you've enjoyed this taste of Sculpture by the Sea, I have more pieces to show you, some bizarre, some meaningful and some just plain good fun :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.....


34 comments:

  1. These are all amazing, Grace!! Definitely worth getting up early for! Your photos are superb as always!! Next best thing to being there myself!! Looks like a fun weekend!!

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  2. These are remarkable works of art, Grace... particularly Permanent Sunset.

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  3. Sharks in the Sand...that's clever!

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  4. As if the beach were not already enough fun. This is yet another reason to go to the beach.

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  5. I love that! How to make beach even funnier , and so interesting! I'm impressed by so much creativity, and the fun of it.
    Have a nice week-end, dear Gracie!

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  6. A gold star to you for getting out there and taking these great shots. Fantastic display. That 'wave' is unbelievable!!

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  7. Those are great. I wish they'd do something like that here.

    Hey! It's Bike Week. Is anything else needed?

    Gotta get back on my Harley.

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  8. Worth getting up early to beat the crowds, Grace! This is the kind of thing you don't want to have to look around and over people to see! Fabulous.

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  9. Interesting post!!! Loved the "Ocean Cathedral"...looks like the perfect backdrop for a sunday service on the beach or a beautiful wedding at sunset!!! The Barbie doll wave was quite disturbing to me...weird... the ocean trash one is an excellent depiction of the problem.
    I was surprised by the surfboard one and what it represents...hadn't heard of that issue before!

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  10. Wow, this looks really great, would love to visit it!

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  11. The sea looks good.
    Yours
    A. Philistine.

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  12. Wonderful beach shots. And of course the sea looks amazing too. The sculptures are fascinating.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  13. Really great stuff. I like the sunset piece.

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  14. Hello, PerthDailyPhoto.

     Expression of great moment.
     Fascinating photographing.

    Have a good day. From Japan, ruma ❀

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  15. A fabulous event by the sea Grace. I don't believe we have a similar event in Melbourne. We have Sand Sculpture but thus is quite different. I love the one with the coloured chords stretching into the distance. A seaside rainbow without rain. Cheers J.

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  16. Shelter is an absolutely incredible one! I bet you liked those sharks! :-)

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  17. Oh so very clever...this idea! Loved the arch too and the surfboards made me smile...Janey

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  18. You did so well getting down there at that time and taking such fab shots Grace - the sculptures are all wonderfully exciting - such talent - and that Permanent Sunset is fantastic!
    Looks like you didn't get rained on after all - we did have some yesterday - light and then heavier drizzle, which is a good way for it to fall onto the dry land - it was wonderful, but not really enough to make a whole lot of difference …. yet!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photography! Joy x

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  19. Looking good! Love 'Aquarium of the Pacific gyre' & 'Wave 1' of course. I wondered where all the Barbie Dolls had gone.

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  20. «Louis» particularly likes the arch in the first image.

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  21. Once again I am dazzled by the availability of art everywhere you turn in Perth!

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  22. It is just fantastic! Thanks for getting out of bed soooo early to get these images and showing us something so unique and pretty!

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  23. This was definitely worth getting up early for. All of the works are interesting. The church window would have to be my favorite.

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  24. Lovely sculptures as usual. Where did they get all those Barbies for that Wave 1?

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  25. I see they have included some works from Sydney late last year.

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  26. That first one reminds me or the church made into a restaurant that we visited Friday. There was a window there...

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  27. Oh my! The beach is covered in art! WOW!

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  28. A wonderful setting for a terrific event.

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  29. These are just incredible! #1-3 left me gasping especially:)

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  30. Awesome pieces of art, Grace! And I sure love the location :-)
    Awww, that rainbow is beautiful and, my, all those barbies!! This Aquarium ... a sad truth.

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  31. I enlarged them and they all looked fantastic! The barbie sculpture looked amazing and creepy!

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  32. Such a great project this. I wish to see it "live" some day.

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