Sculpture by the Sea is fortunate to attract WA, Interstate and International artists.. artists such as Chen Wenling, one of China's leading contemporary sculptors. Chen's 'harbour' in painted bronze above is 'a celebratory call to embrace the inner child in every viewer', how can you not smile when you see that cheeky face :) and below Wang Shugang's (China) 'man on ball' which is actually five men in various poses squatting on balls that 'could roll away and the men run the risk of falling off the world, questioning ideas about the individual and the collective'..
'The ascetic' below by Naidee Changmoh (Thailand) in painted bronze is a delight don't you think! 'Inspired by the purity and happiness of children and based on cartoon forms to express positive thinking'.. j'adore! I was very happy to actually have a child right there in the shot :)
... and look who we have here! You might have spotted him up ahead on the pier in previous shots. I was très happy to see le huge pink bunny that WA artist Stormie Mills created for the Fringe festival in February.. this work 'is founded in the bunnyman character, the simplicity of fun and light that can interrupt someone's day and make it a little better', you have seen le grand lapin rose before here and here. As I said before, I hope he stays around town for a while to surprise and delight city-goers! What do you think.. are you happy to see more from this event? Let me know! Meanwhile have a safe Thursday, take care... p.s. having a home day all to myself, big catch up after watched recorded 'Downton Abbey', simple pleasures :)