Sydney August 2016 (7 photos)
At World’s End is the third instalment of The Pirates of the Caribbean series. Trying to escape Davy Jones’ Locker, Captain Jack Sparrow deciphers a clue on a map, and realises the ship must be capsized to return to the living world – up is down. He succeeds right at sunset.
To our casual eye, we perceive the horizon as the world’s end.
The sculpture you are seeing is entitled Horizon, created by artist Lucy Humphrey in 2013. A 1.8m high acrylic sphere filled with about 1800 litres of H2O. It uses the dramatic effect of sunlight to create a lens that transforms views through refraction of light – up is down. Just as in At World’s End.
This was one of the Sculptures at the recent Sculpture at Barangaroo exhibition held back in August this year. It was an inaugural offshoot from the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition which is held in Sydney each year.
In fact this particular sculpture featured back in my Sculpture by the Sea 2013 post.
Over at the Weekly Photo Challenge the theme is H2O where we are asked to show photos featuring the element of water. The guest host of the challenge is me. The theme is open to much interpretation.
Up is down.
This is the land down under.