Friday, March 14, 2014

Sculpture by the Sea IV et fini.. well almost!



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!



33 comments:

  1. The skeleton for some reason speaks to me. I don't know why, mind you...

    Very dramatic skies, and terrific sculptures!

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  2. Merci beaucoup Gracie pour cette exposition du bout du monde (enfin pour moi). je rêve d'une telle expo par ici, mais à Paris la marée est plutôt basse et la mer un peu loin. J'adore ton blog, et cette joyeuse persévérance à nous faire découvrir ta ville et ses animations. Ici le printemps arrive doucement et précocement. Le printemps à Paris c'est beau, mais pour la première fois depuis longtemps il est assez difficile de respirer à cause de la pollution... tes photos de plage font d'aurtant plus rêver...

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  3. I have also visited, but yet to post photos, too much going on with my cats at the moment...
    I also loved the "flower swaying in the wind", although I thought last year the sculptures seemed to be bigger and more showy, maybe I'm wrong....

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  4. This has been a wonderful series. Thanks for risking life and limb for us! :)

    PS: The hubs is in Tasmania now. But he seemed to enjoy Perth, what little he saw of it anyway!

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  5. These are so good! How imaginative...all of them!

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  6. You have some of the quirkiest art......but I really really like it. It does stand out and makes a statement. I like how cities are dressing up their areas with these interesting pieces.

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  7. All that is so creative! Those white feet are impressive..

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  8. It's hard to pick a favourite, Grace, but I always like kinetic sculpture.

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  9. Oui, c'est très touchant Grace. That bike is incredible! At first I thought it was on its way up!

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  10. There really are some spectacular sculptures in this group. I love the feet looking out to sea and the music in the wind sounds like a great idea. But that bike is still my favorite. Glad you had a spot of rain.

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  11. The bike is a wonderful piece, but the skeleton's knees are backward. Wonder if that was intentional? Kinetic sculpture is always fascinating.

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  12. Windsong looks good to me. I like works that 'do something', and so I also like the winner. PS Upload the video to You Tube and then embed it in a blog post.

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  13. Poor fellow has been riding so long he is all bones!

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  14. Love that first one. It's like my work week.

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  15. Oh the Japanese sculptor's work and the feet are extraordinary! I am loving these glimpses of super-artistic Perth:) (The feet remind me of a haunting display in Hungary my sister photographed on a trip once - just sculptures of shoes upon shoes lined up at the edge of a waterway, where sadly many refugees and Jewish prisoners in WWII went to their death. Unforgettable what art can do.)

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  16. You win the award for the most unusual posts! Great job!
    Send the rain here...We need it.

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  17. Impressed by these works!
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  18. This art show has sure been spectacular. Thanks for bringing it to us Grace.

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  19. These are great. I'm looking forward to that video.

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  20. Can't get enough of them, they are all so creative!

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  21. I'd like to join with the seagull in offering my opinion......

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  22. Spectacular photos of spectacular sculptures, Grace!
    Looking at the first photo I thought the seagull is part of the installation :)

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  23. Thanks for your terrific comments on our Video Grace. We had a lot of fun putting it together. We filmed it all with our digital camera. Your synopsis was spot on. Perhaps we can complete extend the Story in "Rigatoni, The Sequel"! Ciao from the J's.

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  24. Some really interesting artworks here and a few brilliant photos as well.

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  25. Thanks so much for posting about this fabulous exhibition Grace - I've really been enjoying it!
    Joy x
    PS I've been noticing you've had a couple of cooler days up there - 'bout time eh? or not? Little signs of rain down here but not enough to register really - yet!

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  26. This skeleton sculpture is frightening me . . .

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  27. What a show! I really like that it's there for all to see and appreciate.

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  28. The seagull in the first pic and the feet are my favs, Grace!
    Especially those feet. A very strong symbol.

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  29. Amazing and creative art, very well captured by your camera. My favorite sculpture is "the glass feet", it is impressive!
    Léia

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  30. Hard to consider some of these 'sculptures', but that's the word, and I like most of them!

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