Sydney October 2014 (15 photos)
In Greek mythology Sisyphus was the King of Ephyra (now known as Corinth). He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down; repeating this action for eternity.
One of the sculptures I most enjoyed photographing at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 2014 was the sculpture entitled SISYPHUS, by George Andric. Made of 316 grade stainless steel, it measured 176 x 176 x 71cm.
According to the artist, he was striving to find some sense of order that is independent of the world that presents itself – which at times can be deceptive and illusory.
The concept for the sculpture is readily understood from the history, and it was well placed on a hillside. The deception inherent in the design of the sculpture had to be seen to be believed. I enjoyed photographing it from different positions, using different focal lengths playing with the concept of perspective.
Over at the Weekly Photo Challenge, the topic is “Grid”. The grid-like pattern of the Sisyphus sculpture sprang immediately to my mind and this gives me the opportunity to present more of my photography from Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014, particularly those featuring some kind of grid.
OVERCONSUMPTION, by Kerrie Argent.
Statement: We are threatened by the mountains of floating rubbish. Five great garbage patches, more every day.
MOUNTAIN, by Sang Bong Lee.
Statement: Wires overlap in a multilayered way and are finally formulated into an image of mountains. Through overlapping, a sense of space and perspective is expressed.
HOUSE OF MIRRORS, by NEON.
Statement: The work redefines the architecture of the common beach hut. It is camouflaged into its surroundings with an interior that accentuates key views of the outside world.
THE LAST RESORT, by Frank Veldze and Suzanne Donisthorpe.
Statement: Sit in the observation dome of rusty dreams and watch as the tsunami of climate change approaches.
PERMANENT SUNRISE, by Alejandro Propato.
Statement: This installation is dedicated to the sunrise at Bondi. It is ephemeral but we can imagine that its beauty could be forever.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015 starts in about a month. If you’re in the area, go along and see the sculptures. Whilst you’re there strike an interesting pose at some stage. You may get lucky and be photographed by me. 🙂
All my photography of Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi since 2013 is here.