Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015 (Part. II)

posted by leann November 13, 2015 0 comments
sculpture by the sea bondi 2015 - tamarama beach

This is the second batch of photos I took from when we went to Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi a couple of weeks ago. There are so many photos to edit and being the lazy bum that I am, I haven’t gotten around to editing all of them.

I admit I also got a little lazy with photos while we did the Bronte to Bondi walk, and I realised how many I hadn’t even seen when I checked out the Bondi gallery online! Oh well, it was lovely to be by the sea again either way. 🙂

Laurence Edwards, crouching man

Laurence Edwards, crouching man

Harry Vasutabu, anenome

Harry Vasutabu, anenome

The water in which these flexible washing machine pipes give this sculpture a swampy feel. I imagine an apocalyptic landscape of this planet would look similar to this if we continue to fill our Earth with plenty of landfill and chemical waste. There were a few other tube-y trees around this one but it was difficult to capture micer photos of them without risking rolling down the hill immediately behind them.

Kate Carroll, open home

Kate Carroll, open home

Ruth Liou, the bell,

Ruth Liou, the bell

Naidee Changmoh, Fun!

Naidee Changmoh, Fun!

This was one of my favourites! I love the East Asian style of this toddler, commonly seen in many Chinese cartoons/comics from my childhood. What a mischievous looking cutie 🙂

Arissara Reed, acoustic chamber,

Arissara Reed, acoustic chamber

Chen Wenling, harbour,

Chen Wenling, harbour

Benjamin Storch, undulation,

Benjamin Storch, undulation

The shape of this sculpture reminds me of the black fungus (or cloud ear fungus) my grandma used to always include in her various Chinese soups and concoctions. I love the perfect curves in this sculpture… the more I look at it, the more it looks like those fluttery fish with the billowy wings mid-swim. I can’t find a photo of them on the internet, but I swear they’re a real thing and not a figment of my imagination!

Robert Hague, ionis,

Robert Hague, ionis

Jakub Geltner, nest 06,

Jakub Geltner, nest 06,

Jakub Geltner, nest 06

 The last of this batch! This art installation makes me think about the way we use social media these days, particularly how some bloggers and IGers share way too many intimate moments that should be enjoyed with loved ones. Instead of shying away from media attention like most sane celebrities, these OMGFAMOUS internet people tend to do quite the opposite, exposing themselves and their innocent children to the world, presenting every detail of their lives up for scrutiny.

It’s a weird deduction I’ve made from this sculpture, and it’s even more ironic how they’re surveillance cameras.

OK, so I just found out that they were fully functional cameras! You can check out the recorded live feeds on the Sculpture by the sea YouTube channel.

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