Sculpture by the Sea has been and gone but I have a few shots that took my fancy but didn't post so will give this annual event a last hurrah for 2018. Above 'Great Southern Noongar' by Noongar weaver and bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott, one of three invited indigenous artists. Created using palm fronds, palm branch and kurrajong seed pod. The sculpture reflects the artist's Noongar heritage.. 'the cultural significance of the weave is a sense of remembering and my way of giving back to my mother and her people'. If you pull it in and have a look the intricate weave is incroyable! 'Below 'Swirling Surround' last seen here on Bondi Beach..
As always dogs play a big part in any outdoor activities around Perth. Here we have big, small and in-between. Bruno directly below was massive. His owner told me that Bruno was a rescue dog, saved in the nick of time from an outback farm where he was about to be shot! He was a wee bit slobbery but totally gorgeous. The dog in the last shot looks like he's been waiting long enough for his human to enjoy the culture :)
Dogs of another genre! This was one of my favourite sculptures, almost impossible to get a good shot early morning but am happy with the two below taken when we returned at sunset. 'Spirit' by English artist living in Perth April Pine. 'Suspended in movement as though paused in play. Each dog is individual in character, breed, scale and presence. The installation is whimsical yet soft, the white tones and grid composition create a phenomenological moment'. Phenomenology, yes I had to look it up :)
'Get a Haircut, Get a Job' by Queensland artist Karl De Waal. 'Everyday catchphrases and statements .. somewhere between what we see and hear lie the decisions necessary to walk the path forward'. Nearly all familiar, it made me smile and on a warm sunny day at the beach that will do me just fine :)
There were so many more but I just can't, I'm all sculptured out :) I'll leave you with a parting shot of two confused seagulls spoilt for choice as to where to perch and view the beach in all it's strangeness! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..