Wednesday, March 30, 2016

20/2016 - Teensy Bugs and Big Buildings

Despite Mum's initial apprehension, Elizabeth Quay has become a bit of a favourite for me on my lunchtime walks. I think (at least at this stage before all the skyscrapers go in) that its very pretty down there...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

18/2016 - Sculptures by the Sea - An abundance of Cloudettes

I think Mum's new word will catch on! When going through my photos there was definitely a section of  intense cloudette action :) Kakashi by Zilvinas Kempinas was up with there with my favourite pieces in the exhibition (I am aware I have said that a lot...). Such magic made from such simple parts - snow posts and bird ribbons.
I know my posts have been a lot longer than usual over Sculptures by the Sea but man, if I were to break it out to one post per sculpture I'd still be going  at Christmas! I'm gonna aim to keep it to one more post after this one... Below 'A Burden' by NSW artists Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend surveys the beach.
Without a Beginning and With No End by Nyland and Beale uses the wind to create a new drawing every 24 hours. Its somewhat mesmerizing to watch as the wind dances, twists and swipes the charcoal over the paper...
I think 'Bubble' by Sydney based multi-media artists Pamela Lee Brenner and Johannes Muljana would look even better lit up at night time... a shame I doubt I'll get back for that.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

17/2016 - Sculptures by the Sea - Manscape, Der Traktor and Sea Sponges

As a person who enjoys textures, Manscape by WA artist Tony Davis is a favourite. I was pretty pleased to catch a shot without any children clambering around inside of this one (although that does also add a certain charm!)
You just know that the beautiful bright colours of Austrian artist Markus Hoder's Der Traktor would draw me like a magnet! Apparently this piece is in response to the WA mining industry, although I'm not quite sure what it's trying to say?
I couldn't resist taking a quick snap of this little munchkin as she gazed up at Karen Macher Nesta's Seas Sponges. The next moment she started throwing sand at them... I guess thats what she thought of that!'

Monday, March 14, 2016

16/2016 - Scupltures by the Sea - Dust and The Book Cave

Spotted through the trees from above you don't quite get a proper sense of the size of 'Dust' by WA Artist Norton Flavel. Known for his over-sized sculptures (who could forget the giant goon bag a couple of years back??), this years piece looks a whole lot more impressive close up. As with his piece 'Lucky Country' from last year I was impressed with the size of the main body of the piece being held up by a relatively slim base. Very clever.
Those of you who follow Mum's blog have already seen this piece. Interesting enough to coax her down to the sand despite her sore knee and strict physio instructions, the Book Cave by Juliet Lea (another WA artist!) was made up of a variety of great (and not so great) titles - although I suspect I've read less of them than Mum has. I loved the snap below with a little face poking out of the cave. There were a few interactive pieces this year which is always fun, especially for the kids (or the young at heart!).

Sunday, March 13, 2016

15/2016 - Scuptures by the Sea - Sømærke

So... I've been missing for a while now.... To be honest I actually haven't been taking many photos lately. Lets call it a brief lack of inspiration. But today I finally got up super early in the morning and picked up the camera to go explore this year's Sculptures by the Sea in Cottesloe. So now I have roughly a billion photos for you!

Starting with Sømærke by Berlin based architecture collective KWY, Ricardo Gomes and Ben Allen with Lise Kassow.  I'm always drawn to wooden sculptures - I think I just like the texture and grain in wood - always interesting when you get up close. This was the first sculpture that struck me as I approached the beach and I enjoyed the different perspectives you get from different angles.