“Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant”
Sydney October 2016 (18 photos)
Sculpture by the Sea celebrated its 20th year in 2016. There were 104 sculptures by 103 artists from 17 different countries this year. Originally a one day exhibition in 1997, this year Sculpture by the Sea ran from 20 October to 7 November.
THE GOLDEN HOUR, by Cave Urban.
Statement: The paradox of the sun begins and ends with a golden hour at the horizon. Sunrise and sunset are twins in spectacle but strangers in meaning; in a single day they declaim renewal and extinction.
This was made of entirely recycled materials.
TRANSITION, by Harrie Fasher.
Statement: Inspired by Icelandic mythology, Transition depicts the energy required for movement between worlds. A dynamic drawing in space; welded steel is imbued with a life force not often associated with its material qualities.
“It’s life, but not as we know it”
ADAPTATION, by Niharika Hukku.
Statement: Based on the idea of Terrestrial speciation (coral structure develops outside natural habitat to survive).
“Between Heaven and Earth”
MOUNTAINS AIR – CIRCLES, by Koichi Ishino.
Statement: I strongly feel that the world consists of earth and sky when I travelled to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. There is the horizontal line between earth and sky except the monolith rock mountain.
DETRITUS PARASITUS, by Ian Swift.
Statement: Discards biomorph to attack host.
A simple artwork of rubbish collected from our waterways.
UNTITLED (CORAL), by Alessandra Rossi.
Statement: These works explore coral bleaching and other visual mutation in nature as a metaphor for the patination and discoloration of emotion engendered by the digital era.
A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu
And now, open your eyes and see
What we have made is real
We are in Xanadu
BIG INTENTIONS, by Mikaela Castledine.
Statement: In Buddhism, building a stupa gains you merit for the journey to enlightenment – if built with intention. Making art – with the right intention – leads to your own Nirvana. The works grow organically out of crocheted threads, a process Castledine finds meditative.
Sunset over Sculpture by the Sea.
This is Part 5 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.