Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Redemption and contemplation...



I see this sculpture every-time I head into North Perth but until Sunday have never made the time to stop and take a few shots. I'm sure you will recognise the work of artist Chen Wenling who you have seen here many times during Sculpture by the Sea this piece was in shown in the 2013 exhibition and I'm guessing bought by the City of Vincent. In the background below the North Perth Redemptorist Monastery built in 1903, on the link there is talk of murals inside.. these I would like to see one day..


The sculpture, one of Mr. Chen's Red Boy series sits on the super busy corner of Vincent and Bulwer, looking down Bulwer below you can see a wee bit of the city skyline to the right.. Mr. Chen's work is a delight and always makes me happy whenever I come across it. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


36 comments:

  1. This certainly has a fun, whimsical quality to it that would brighten anyone's day.

    Re your comment on Ocala: We actually live about 75 miles east of Cedar Key and about 75 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. But we visit both quite often. Cedar Key is fun because it's almost exactly like it was 30-40 years ago - a laid-back fishing village on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  2. What a fun, colorful sculpture!! I love it! And your captures are terrific, as always!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

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  3. Well, okay then. That was certainly unexpected. :-)

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  4. I am not fan of this sculpture : so red !

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  5. Well, you couldn't miss that!

    You mentioned on my blog about Marianne's comment. Caused me to research. Seems this same artist, Joan Miro, has a sculpture in front of the famous Dutch museum...The Rijksmuseum!...and he was influenced by Picasso.The things I learn researching and blogging!

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  6. I thought it looked familiar :-) I remember the sculptures by the sea very well, it was one of my favourites!

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  7. I remember you showing us his work before, Grace! I like it a lot!
    I wore my Blundstones today for the first time since last spring so summer is officially over. I've been seeing people all over town with their's on but I resisted until today.

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  8. Impressionnante cette sculpture !

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  9. Thanks for making us happy too, G







    ALOHA, Friend
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  10. One that would appeal to young children, I think, and to some of us who are not so young.

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  11. I like this sculpture and it is very eye catching!

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  13. His sculpture always makes me smile. Enjoy the rest of the (HOT) week, take care.

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  14. It is a rather eye catching sculpture, thanks to the colour and the unusual image.

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  15. I like this sculpture very much and the color really makes it pop.

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  16. How could I miss these two, Grace?!
    I only captured the one lying at the entrance... Guess I really need to see Bro and get new glasses, huh?
    They´re some happy-making guys!

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  17. I remember this one from Cottesloe. Chen's sculptures are bright and funny. Glad the City of Vincent bought this one to be enjoyed daily.

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  18. I love red and this sculpture is a really bright red. Like it a lot.

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  19. Superb work Grace but I think I might have to get use to it...

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  20. Now that you mention it, the style does seem familiar.

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  21. The eye spots it instantly but the mind must take a long pause.

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  22. Unmistakably Chen Wenling Grace. Bold, red and striking.

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  23. like the brightness of the red! and that purple tree in the background...is that a jacaranda? we had one at one of our houses in san diego...forgot all about that!

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  24. I used to call this 'mannequin' art, but the art part of the definition is a bit too generous...

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  25. I definitely like all Mr. Chen's works I've seen. They're so cool!

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  26. A striking red. Love the pose of the sculpture beneath the tree.

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  27. I like this interesting sculpture and please do check out the murals inside and share if you can!

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