Friday, 13 November 2009

tribute to a workhorse (Sculpture By The Sea 2009)

I came across this fellow last year - see here. He seems to pose himself in front of a sculpture and take a self-portrait. This mornign I waited around and watched as he set up his shot:

and waited around while he changed from his costume...

and finally walked off...

Oh, and here's the bit about the sculpture!

tribute to a workhorse is by Belinda Villani. It's made of woven rattan and steel, is 250cm x 90cm x 250cm. Villani says "My father's love of horses stemmed from his migrant inner city childhood contact with the local workhorses rather than the romantic idea of the outback horse and rider."


  1. Sydney's sculpture studying Sally spotted some strange, sporty, spandex someone!

  2. Excellent photography of this great sculpture Sally. Interesting one.

  3. That's hilarious, particularly the one where his mask is off and you realise he's an old bloke. Wonderful series.

  4. A surprise ending to your post. hehe
    I love the horse, though, all strong, saddleless, and wearing blinders.

  5. And the fellow seems like such an ordinary guy. What do you think he uses the self-portraits for? I cannot even imagine. He seems just as well endowed as last year ;)
    Interesting sculpture - at 1st I thought it was sandstone.

  6. What a hoot. I wonder if he publishes his photos on a blog. Love this series, Sally and the original sculpture.

  7. Sally this is the most hilarious post I've seen in a long time. I'm still laughing. How very embarrassing for him!

    Your final photo does the piece justice, it's just beautiful.