So there I was, precariously balanced out on the slippery rocks (see last shot yesterday).. but I'm glad I 'braved up', quite happy with these shots of this aptly named installation 'there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip'.. too true :) by NSW artist Ken Unsworth constructed using timber, bicycle, plastic skeleton :), foam, steel and rope. No explanation, the name says it all!
Rather a poignant entry below called 'once removed' created by NSW artist Robert Barnstone in cast glass ..'the glass feet are a ghostly reminder of the presence of people past'.. I imagine many a soul no longer with us has stood in this very spot looking out to sea.. tres touching don't you think?
Below 'windsong' by WA artist Barclay Bailey designed in steel, aluminum and monofilament.. 'each sculpture is a musical instrument played by the wind..the music has no beat, rhythm, set notes or time signature, giving it an unpredictable and ethereal quality'. Why did I imagine warriors standing strong beside their spears swaying rhythmically in time to that unpredictable beat.. is it possible that I may have admired one too many a sculpture in the last week :)
Below this years winning sculpture by Hiroyuki Kita from Japan called 'like a flower swaying in the wind'.. constructed in 316 marine stainless steel, stainless steel, steel, ball bearings and paint..'the wind from the sea completes this sculpture, would you sense the wind through the sculpture with me'.. well I did and it was fabulous! I took a video of the twirling motion but I have no idea how to download it here, you will have to take my word that it is a wondrous sight :)
I added the shot below just because it made me smile.. talk about an uphill battle with a heavy load on your shoulders :) There were more than 70 local, interstate and international entries this year, I picked just a few to show you here which does not in any way detract from the rest, they were each and every one full of fun, imagination and environmental awareness.. when the video comes out I'll be sure to give you a link. Happy Friday, take care.... p.s. I woke up this morning to that delicious fresh smell of rain, there wasn't much but by golly it was heaven!