So, another year gone. I am in Perth again. And again there is an exhibition of modern art on the beach of the Indian Ocean. International and local artists have brought their best work for our attention and, maybe, our admiration or even our shock. There are 77 sculptures from local and international artists. Don’t worry, I am not going to put all of them here. Only the most interesting from my point of view.
Some of sculptures look tall and proud.
The next sculpture is very straightforward. Just get yourself a piece of heavy machinery, load it with a ton of chewing gum and…. Your masterpiece is ready.
This one is like fossils arranged into a sphere shape.
I wouldn’t take this bag for my next trip as it is definitely over the luggage allowance on any airline.
There is a whole story written on the next “sculpture”. There was a bit too much going on. Took me a while to read. I’ll leave it here for you to make sense.
“The other night I dreamt of Skagen. I dreamt that I was part of the summer colony* of artists** who lived in Skagen in the 1870s. We sat in our garden in our white summer clothes on our white garden furniture. We were surrounded by flowers and women in long summer dresses. We were sketching, eating and drinking akvavit.
When I woke up I realised that there was no such thing as White Skagen garden furniture. It was made by a furniture company. The furniture is made of sapele wood. Sapele trees are tropical trees and non-indigenous to Denmark. The trees are listed as vulnerable. The trees grow in the Congo.
Last night I dreamt of dictators, rape and persecution”.
Periscope-based intricate artwork. Why? Just because….
I really like this book cave, and it attracted a lot of people.
No idea what it is. Maybe it’s an IQ test? Any explanation or suggestions are more than welcome.
This one is really interesting. It looks different from front and back.
Another very large art object.
This looks so appropriate on the beach. Some surreal sea animals.
I am a bit worried for the wellbeing of the young child on the right. Looks like this sculpture is swallowing him whole.
Even if a woman is a bit doubtful and a man is a bit optimistic, I salute this display of trust.
The next “sculpture” is so big that I decided to put three photos to show the whole picture. It’s very colourful and vibrant. Probably the most attractive one here.
A herd of small stupas and other religious objects knitted from rattan or thick ropes.
What’s the purpose?
Here we go again. I remember a family of demented sisters and their dogs last year. Pretty sure it’s the same sculptor.
This is a close-up of the Pilgrim and here is last year’s masterpiece.
So much effort. And? What is it? Ah, the break wall. ???
My brain is going into overdrive. Weather stations? Witches houses?
Unfortunately, even though the name of the artwork is available, it doesn’t explain the meaning. Or maybe it’s just me.
Thank God, this one is pretty clear. This is an overload.
This is by far the most exciting artwork. This eye is in the ground and it followed me everywhere. It gets a bit confused when there are a few people around, but it’s still very impressive.
Very strange idea of having fun. Definitely not mine.
This one is quite symbolic. From ashes to ashes, from dust to dust.
No idea why this rocket is here or where it is going.
This reminds me of hard rubbish collection, when residents put old stuff on the street.
And the best for last. This sculpture nicely summarises the whole exhibition.
And here you can watch the Video of this exhibition.
Source: Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2016 Time-lapse Highlights
Courtesy of GC Imagery