Friday, June 5, 2020

A modern Chimera



'A modern Chimera is a creature with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a snake that has come to symbolise an unreal creature of the imagination, a hybrid made up of many parts'..

Does that remind you of anyone you know :) In Fremantle yesterday to take pics of two murals only to find one had disappeared when the building it was on was demolished and the other had been built out.. not to worry I found a few more unexpected works of art. I also found, not that it could possibly be missed the huge sculpture here by super talented WA artist Susan Flavell, her work spans many styles, from the robust sculpture here to more delicate works here. Someone described the sculpture as 'cute' not sure I would agree with that although it does have rather a sad look in it's eyes.. all four of them :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


27 comments:

  1. Yes, a strange sculpture, rather "bizarre"

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  2. ...I'm all in favorite of imagination!

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  3. Neat! I like the extra eyes. I wonder if there are any on the back of its head. My mom had some there. Every time my sister and I got in trouble in the car she told us so. hehehehe.

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  4. An interesting, but truly odd sculpture. Good find, and thank you for identifying all the animal parts involved. I never would have thought Lion or goat. But then what do I know?

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  5. Hello Grace,
    What a nice statue. Very special to see so many animals in this artwork.
    Funny with the four eyes. A nice figure to photograph.

    Greetings, Marco

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  6. How very odd! I thought you had an animal made out of odd parts in Australia anyway - the Duck-Billed Platypus, nobody could dream that up.

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  7. Impressive sculpture! Creative imagination at its best.

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  8. I like the style of construction she used!

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  9. Not cute but interesting for sure.

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  10. That is one mixed up fellow!

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  11. Aw, you missed recording some mural history. It's quite a brute of a statue and I like the way it is rusting.

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  12. Another reason to self-quarantine.

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  13. Hmmmmm never seen one of those before. Have a good, peaceful and safe weekend. Diane

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  14. If it had yellow skin... Nope, I won´t say that, Grace, it´s a weird one, but then, art is ... art!

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  15. A real fabulous animal with a little too many eyes for my taste.

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  16. You have some interesting stuff overthere!

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  17. I saw that statue when I went to Fremantle with the family in December and I thought it was rather scary.

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  18. I may be the strange one because I find him super cute! (except for the extra pair of eyes)

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  19. The sad eyes were the first thing I thought, how sad. Then you mentioned four of them so I took a better look. So sad looking.

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  20. It reminds me of the Chinese terracotta warriors.

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  21. I think it's a happy face! Glad to meet you kind creature!

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