“Nameless faces in the crowd”
Sydney October 2016 (12 photos)
Sculpture by the Sea is back for 2016, now in its 20th year. There are 104 sculptures by 103 artists from 17 different countries this year. Originally a one day exhibition in 1997, this year Sculpture by the Sea runs from 20 October to 7 November.
MANY MANY III, by Stephen King.
Statement: Many Many, Never Never.
“I may think that hornets do not have an ideal social organization. But I know better than to poke their nest… Fred Reed”
NESTS, by Jette Mellgren.
Statement: A group of organic sculptural artworks created as spectacular applications in and among a group of trees. The aim of her work is to build a bridge between old basketry techniques and new design through land art.
“Some assembly required”
COSMIC TRUMPET, by Hanna Hoyne.
Statement: Plug in Stations for Cosmic Recharge are 2 interactive sculptures, Cosmic Trumpet and Embracer. They stand on a bit of sacred space as if on an axis mundi – a portal to another dimension.
“Action figure available separately”
BYE GONE , by Lucy Barker.
Statement: A prophetic tale of doom told with contemporary glyphs etched in the ruins of a lost civilisation. The work is concerned with the space between our digital and physical worlds. Drawing inspiration from social, cultural and environmental change.
“Now that she’s back in the atmosphere with drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey.”
CELESTIAL RINGS I (2014), by Inge King*.
Statement: Recurring throughout Inge King’s oeuvre have been explorations of planetary orbits and cosmic pathways evoked in her work by rings, discs and voids. Inspired by the first images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, King captures the movement of space in her forms while utilising brushed steel to reflect the light, creating luminous celestial bodies.
*Inge King passed away, age 100, in April this year.
THE TRACTOR, by Markus Hofer.
Statement: Every sculpture is a decision, because if you make a sculpture you don’t make any other sculptures in this moment!
CHRONIC SERIES (2011-2015), by Zheng Yuan Lu.
Statement: We have acquired a lot of experience about things we know. However, we still need to face the unknown world of the future. Lu uses his art form to express what lies in between everyday experience and the indescribable.
Over at the Weekly Photo Challenge, the theme is Transmogrify; to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.” A few of these artworks satisfy that theme.
This is Part 2 of my 5 part Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2016 series. Please click the link to see my previous yearly Sculpture by the Sea Bondi series going back to 2013.