Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Made of plywood, iron, fibreglass and oil-based paint. The catalogue picture shows this sculpture in a cool, northern climate forest. Consider the artist's statement and the placement of the piece in this starker, sandstone based environment by the sea. " The sculpture appears as an alien element seeking to adapt to the surroundings by concurrently simulating vegetation, human habitation, furniture, landscape, playground etc."
Leaving all that aside, it's an interesting and vivid piece.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
This beautiful piece is made from timber from the liquid amber. The artist, Stephen Marr, says: "Employing the oldest and simplest medium (solid wood), this work creates an empathy with displaced people, whether immigrants or driven from their land by drought or hardship; all at a crossroad in life."
Saturday, 27 November 2010
This work by Kerrie Argent is made of recycled plastic bottle lids. Argent, from Western Australia says: " Slugs leave shiny trails, people leave trails of rubbish. Both leave evidence of where they have been by the trail they leave behind."
Friday, 26 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
This beautiful "leaf vessel" is made of marine grade stainless steel. Virginia King, the artists,says: "My sculpture celebrates life in the South Pacific. By magnifying and abstracting the scale and complexity of natural life forms, I draw attention to their beauty and fragility and the vulnerability of the Earth's ecosystems. Inspired by the ocean and informed by mythology, history, science and literature, the work expresses concerns about ecology and survival and the delicate balance between sustainability and progress. Predominantly my work is created from sustainable timbers, cast bronze and hand finished stainless steel.
The vessel form, a recurrent theme, represents life's journey, hope and migration. Within Leaf-vessel the structural spear symbolises strength and protection."
Monday, 22 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I find the works from the various Japanese artists very exciting. This work by Koichi Ishino is perfectly positioned on the cliffs towards Tamarama. You need to walk all around it to fully appreciate it. Most people I saw were just lookign from one place on the path. Ishino says: "Through reflection evoked by sculpture, the environment can be viewed with imagination."
Monday, 15 November 2010
This gorgeous setting made of timber furniture, hessian, soil, sand and grass sits on the clifftop. NSW artist Sally Kidall says: "Challenging the predictability of expextations and 'cultural homogeneity', informed by issues relating to human ecology, consumption and materialism."
To me, it seems like a statement on the average wait for service in a cafe in Bondi (perhaps?)
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Greg James. James says of this work it is the signature piece in 'The Pawn Project'....a project based on how we preceive the chess pawn.
He sculpted one of my favourites in 2007, bella.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Made of stringybark.
The artist, Stephen King of NSW says:
"First my father died, then my horse died and they led me to this."
How often it is that creativity comes out of loss! This is a concept that interests me.
Friday, 12 November 2010
It's Sculpture By The Sea time, an annual event where sculptures are displayed between Tamarama and Bondi beaches. For the next little while, come on a visit with me!
Today is such a beautiful hot, sunny day I thought I'd start with this one, which seems appropriate.
the sky is falling is by Hannah Kidd, a New Zealander. Made of steel rod and corrugated iron.
The artist says: "Ignorance is bliss - sometimes it gets overwhelming thinking about our contribution to climate change - wouldn't it be easier to be the household pet?"
It reminds me of the leathery "old timers" on the beach, there after a lifteime of sun worship, displaying their join-the-dots skin cancers!