If you embiggen the shots you'll see this gorgeous beach even better..The good thing about Sculpture by the Sea is that even if you're not a fan of modern installations, and I'm sure there are many :) the setting on Cottesloe Beach is astoundingly beautiful, I mean just look at that sky, could it be any more perfect, those clouds a work of art in their own right! Above 'bubble' 'floating on the landscape' by NSW artists Johannes Muljana and Pamela Lee Brenner looks particularly fetching under a myriad of puffy white cloudettes, new word alert :) As does 'a burden' by NSW artists Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend. The Indiana Tea Rooms to the right are a welcome addition in any shot.
This was one of my favourites and I'm not all that sure the photos do it justice. The abstract outdoor kinetic sculpture 'kakashi 2012' by Lithuania/USA artist Zilvinas Kempinas made up of steel snow poles and bird repellent tape shimmered and shivered as those cloudettes passed over and the gentle breeze rippled by. The gentleman below wiping the salt spray from the poles, like most beautiful things.. high maintenance :)
Apart from the size and smooth/rough granite beauty of 'the first experience of a poet #3' by South Korean artist Hyung-Taek Chang it was the little pink sandal left behind that caught my attention and that of the gentleman below. The unexpected addition compelled me to compare in imagination the size of the footprint we leave behind, very much larger and heavier and in many cases more destructive the older we grow..
It has been said that I carry everything but the kitchen sink around in my handbag :) I can't compete with the burgeoning stainless steel 'traveling bag' by Chinese artist Yumin Jing.. the work expresses the artist's 'enthusiasm and expectation of the city'..
Austrian artist Markus Hofer's 'Der Traktor' states 'every sculpture is a decision, because if you make a sculpture , you don't make all other sculptures in this moment'.. When Mr. Hofer made this installation he was very much in the Australia moment, check the shape of the pink laquer :)
OK enough for today.. I'll leave you with this fun shot of ma fille and 'the bubble no.7' created by Chinese artist Qian Sihua in painted stainless steel. 'In order to prove his existence the artist must exhibit'.. bravo Mr. Sihua, I totes agree! More tomorrow but if you want to see a different view of the sculptures pop over to see Aimee's perspective, even if she did rat on me :) and even more over at Sami's colourful world.. between the three of us you are getting full coverage :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...p.s. how about that new word 'cloudette'.. I like it a lot!