More to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018 on Cottesloe Beach. There are seventy installations in this years event, did I hear a *gasp*.. don't worry I'm only picking a handful.. or two :) to show you here. 'Damien Hirst Looking for Sharks' created by Danger Dave & Christian Rager using PVC tarpaulin and ripstop nylon was a huge hit with youngsters poking and prodding it's huge nose. As much as I tried I could not get the ocean horizon to match the water level in his goggles, close though :) The artists 'Paying homage to one of Damien Hirst's most important works The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living'..
I loved 'A Rhythm of Landscape' below, created in stainless steel and granite by Japanese sculptor Tsutomu Matsunaga. The artist's statement explains perfectly how I viewed this work. 'Interacting with nature by rhythmically reflecting the surrounding landscape and interacting with people by reflecting expressions in the environment. This work is born of vitality by having movement and expression'. In the close-up shot many mini views captured and in the bigger shot with the artist himself the piece, in parts, is almost invisible as it blends with its surrounds.. parfait!
This too was a favourite. 'Sunny Moon' created in corten steel by Israeli Sculptor Zadok Ben-David. There is no artist statement.. non needed, to admire and appreciate was enough!
Standing reaching up to the blue skies is 'The Elder'. Created in marine grade aluminum by Ron Gomboc 'The Elder and son are represented as two independent figures with wings, demonstrating the freedom that can be gained by compassion and mutual respect'..
Below WA artist Kevin Draper's 'Configuration' created in forged, painted steel references 'a plantation where only upright trunks remain of the original living plants. These trees were planted in a gridlike configuration, contrasting with surrounding endemic vegetation'.. Looks amazing against the blue of the ocean and the sky..
Last but not least for today 'Resonating Circle' created in steel and polished concrete by South African sculptor Simon Youngleson. 'This work explores the resonance of a sequence of circles, in ratio, all embedded in the design of the human form'..
... and here my own homage to the beauty of our environment and the perfect foil for these artistic endeavours, the turquoise blue waters of Cottesloe Beach.. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..