If you have a look back at my pics of last year's Sculpture by the Sea the sky was peppered with tres photogenic cloudettes! Not a one this year which is a shame, the clouds add texture to an otherwise too blue sky! Here we are back on Cottesloe Beach to see more. Above and below 'Flight' by UK artist Rhiannon West. 'A playful and inviting sculpture for that 'Kodak' moment. Reflective and vibrant when the sun is high in the sky, solid and bold at sunset. Dichroic lenses form human sized wings to refract and reflect the sun.' Will go back to take this one before sundown..
Below my own angel :) 'Waiting in the Wings.' Beautifully created in marine grade aluminum, coloured mirror finish and stainless steel by WA artist Denise Pepper. The artist's statement 'Cottesloe's inspiring vista gifts a beautiful place to muse whilst waiting between the wings. The wings, symbols of lightness and imagination are used as an expression of our aspiration towards a higher possibility.'
The symbolic work below created using galvanized steel, carbon fibre and timber oars is by NZ sculptor Rebecca Rose. The artist's statement 'What prompted our ancestors to pick up their oars and make journeys across the ocean? Adventure, opportunity or necessity. New waves of migration continue. The oar is a symbol of guidance and teamwork. There is strength in unity'.
While I was snapping details below the redhead was doing the same from another angle :) Loved the sensuous smooth granite lines of 'The Place Where a Heart Could Stay' by South Korean sculptor Sang Sug Kim. 'The relationship between a human and their homeland. The negative space left in the torso of the figure represents home.. its location in the middle of the human body represents happiness in our very core.' I find the artist's statement so moving, considering the number of people around the world today who have been driven from their homes not knowing if they will ever see them again.
Below coming in for the 'Final Approach' a piece created in aluminum, steel and polyester by WA artist Geoff Overheu. The artist's statement 'Modernism is in retreat. There is a sense of finality in the work.. an ending, out of energy, out of space, with nowhere to go except down'. Hmmm! Just what I want to think about with trip to Sydney coming up :) That's the Indiana in the background, but you knew that already right! More tomorrow, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..