Thursday, March 30, 2017

All that is translucent is not clear..



I didn't show the amazing sculpture here by Perth artist Alessandra Rossi that featured in Sculpture by the Sea because I wasn't sure if my shots were good enough. The early morning shade/light was tricky but it was one of my favourite pieces in the exhibition and I really wanted you to see it. Titled 'Untitled Coral (aqua)' the artist statement "a solitary young girl in a dress is inspired in part by the phenomenon of coral bleaching, something that occurs in nature when ocean water becomes too warm and coral begins to expel an algae giving it a white appearance. Additionally, the work grapples with modern issues of identity, functioning “as a metaphor for the patination and discoloration of emotion engendered by the digital era.” The translucent nature of the acrylic sculpture can be seen clearly pictured here when it was exhibited on Bondi Beach last year, superb! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. for anyone who still thinks climate change is fiction..


22 comments:

  1. Very cool, and in what a gorgeous setting!

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  2. I'm with you on climate change. Our island home will be under water!

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  3. Amazing! I followed the link about the coral bleaching. That is a terrible thing. I certainly don't think that climate change is "fiction." I can see it right where I live...

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  4. Thanks for thee link to Bondi Beach, Grace! The piece is wonderful. I saw a TV show recently about the coral bleaching - it boggles the mind to hear people say there is no global warming. Money seems to be the end-all for many people in power these days who shall remain nameless.

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  5. You have opened my eyes to the amazing art down under!!!

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  6. Wonderful looking sculpture. Alexandra Rossi is highly talented, and you have a good eye.

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  7. That really is an amazing sculpture with a very important message tied to it. I just saw a story presented earlier this week on PBS about the coral bleaching problem and just how serious it is. And yet we have this idiot (that's not an insult, it's a fact) for a President who just spent the week rolling back all of our environmental protections.

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  8. I love that sculpture and the message it puts forth. Very creative and talented artist with a conscious about what is happening to the climate.

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  9. That's really striking (love the background, too)!

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  10. That's got to be one of the most unique sculptures I've ever seen. Re your comment about climate change: people tend to believe in magic rather than reality; mythology rather than science. It's not only a shame, but it's global disaster!

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  11. It's a beautiful piece, Grace!

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  12. Impressive piece of art Grace. You must be blind to ignore the climate change, helas there is an influential man who does...

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  13. wow i love that...climate change scares me...sad how we've destroyed our planet :(

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  14. Our own government and misguided politicians, of which there are too many, need to pay more attention to the evidence supplied by responsible scientists. You must really deplore the effect it has on all the coral reefs.

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  15. Very cool! I can see (but not see through!) why this was one of your favorite pieces.

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  16. Beautiful, Grace and a powerful message, too.

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  17. A beautiful sculpture with a great message too. I just wish everyone believed in global warming...

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