WOW, when I went to Sydney I got a suprise alright – it is called Sculpture by the Sea and it was incredible. I wish I got to see everything but I saw a whole bunch and I loved it. This occurs at Bondi Beach, one of the coolest beaches in the world. This exhibit sees over 400,000 visitors and there are over 100 sculptures. To find out more visit www.sculpturebythesea.com. But here are some of my favorites.
And then the sculptures :
meet the Coast Guard by GREG JAMES
Two Seeds by RAE BOLOTIN Rae is my mom’s nickname for Raffaella
Monument for Small Changes by VLASE NIKOLESKI
one of my favorites, Lumphead by FREDERIK RADDUM ( a Norwegian)
The Big Melt by JANE GILLINGS
At the table: Are We Stitting Comfortably? by SALLY KIDALL
My favorite one because I know a special french bulldog – this is called the French Litter by GEOFF HARVEY – great deal – $2,700 each each edition of 10 – so awesome – his statement was If I could have a dog, it would be a French bull dog.
I love this one too – The amplitude by Christopher Vassallo
I love camels maybe because of CARAVAN this is the adaptable migrant ( reminds me of another way to say NOMAD ) by Suzie Bleach & Andy Townsend
These flowers were so beautiful and this is perfect for my mindset right now called FROM OPTIMISM TO HOPE by Andrew Rogers
I love this Project in a Park by Hugh Ramage
I love this one – GARDEN MANDALA – great name and so true – LIFE
by Ian Swift – I would love to have this on my front lawn
So sweet Weeping Weeds by Jennifer Orchard
I loved them all this one was awesome Crossroad by STEPHEN MARR
In harmony and the keeper by Philippe Moreau
This is the coolest fashion inspiration – I love these – Sea Cells
by LUCY BARKER
Very interesting the feeling of ANGUISH by GANGADHAR MAHATO
from INDIA worth $9,800
OH MY GOD BY LUCY VADER *****
Sitting Hen by Tae – Geun Yang
I close with the JOLLY GIANTS by STEVE CROQUETT.
There is some mention of the inspiration in the guidebook – that the JOLLY GIANTS are guys expressing laughter and tummy drumming. “Life in the 21st century has become all too serious,” as per the artist.
I love laughing and having fun and work and life is tough sometimes so if you can laugh it all off – that is the best way to stay young ! HA HA
To close Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world – Bondi Beach is one of the coolest and this SCULPTURE BY THE SEA was just wonderful to check out and I was so lucky to be there to see it.