“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.


“Dung beetle”

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.



Chaos theory”


Statement: Discards biomorph to attack host.

A simple artwork of rubbish collected from our waterways.


“Air head”

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.

Leica Etcetera, Photography Etcetera

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 (5)


89 thoughts on “Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 (5)

  1. Thanks for the post – got to see something I’ve not seen so far. Airhead is the most striking in my eyes. I just visited Thailand and though I loved the marine life and corals we saw during snorkeling, was also saddened by corals that are bleaching.

  2. Thank you again for taking us along on this artistic tour. Wonderful creativity both in the sculptures and your photographs! Was the sculpture of the girl done on a 3-D printer? It has that look to it…

  3. These are so fantastic, Lignum, and I have a clear favorite in this group…
    “Between Heaven and Earth.”
    It is just perfect.
    Thank you so much for sharing these here with us.

  4. mi chiedo dove finiscono poi queste installazioni?
    molto suggestiva quella dello scarabeo
    interessantissima quella che io definisco ” dell’equilibrio mentale” ma che Γ¨ classificata ” far cielo e terra”…ma non puΓ² essere la stessa cosa? .-)

  5. Thank you, Dragon for the 2016 series! Such a grand tour via your magnificent photos. The first image of the “air head” is a brilliant shot. The first photo is really cool!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos of the exhibition Lignum. We have been once some years ago so it’s great to see it through your lens – also it saves the airfare πŸ™‚

  7. LB says:

    I look forward to your images of the sculptures by the sea (I’ve probably told you that before). Your capture of Circles is brilliant, and I just love the title Detritus Parasitus

  8. A wonderful exhibit you shared here, Draco. I will go back and look at the rest of the series. I remember the rubber tree plant song and liked it paired with the big ball. So when I’m down and feeling low, sad and kind of slow…I’ll just remember the ant…and this lovely exhibit.

  9. Wow… love the first picture, the way the sunlight sparkles through it… really beautiful capture!! It’s shocking so much rubbish from the water can look so pretty.. in a way! The ‘Air Head’ girl is very striking, but slightly spooky I feel. I don’t think I’d be happy with her in my garden. I’d rather have the dung beetle! πŸ˜€

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