Sydney November 2013 (6 images)
1. MOON BUDDHA by Vince Vozzo. A sculpture in sandstone.
The artist states he has an obsession for the perfect human face.
Personal note: I photographed this one because I love the serenity of it all.
“The stairway to heaven”
2. DIMINISH AND ASCEND by David McCracken.
The artist states that this is a compelling perspective illusion that requires the viewer to literally diminish to ascend.
Personal note: I stood at this one for a while trying to work out the best way to photograph it. Practically every third person who came by would say “Oh look, the stairway to heaven”.
“No rest for the wicked”
3. THERE”S MANY A SLIP ‘TWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIP by Ken Unsworth.
No artist statement provided.
Personal Note: Just a thought provoking work of art.
This year was the 17th annual exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. There were 107 sculptures on display against the backdrop of the eastern Sydney beaches from Tamarama to Bondi. There was nice weather the day I went and it most certainly was a GRAND day out. Obviously there are more photos but this is just a small selection of some of the sculptures that caught my eye.
“Stay between the flags”
4 & 5. RED CENTER by Carl Billingsley.
The artist states that this is a work to experience the immediate. It is ephemeral, sensory, formal, discrete, finite, specific, geometric, mutable, illusory, positive and free (the only sculpture not for sale).
Personal note: Over here our beaches have red and yellow flags meaning to only swim between the flags. If these were life size, this would be very confusing. Apparently this work was taken apart each evening and reassembled each morning.
“This is the land down under”
6. HORIZON by Lucy Humphrey.
The artist states that Horizon is a site specific sculpture that celebrates the surrounding natural environment. Using water as a sculptural material, the work will temporarily transform the viewer’s experience of the site, as a monument to the coastal landscape and the constant line of the horizon.
Personal note: A simple concept brilliantly executed.