18/3/2016 – My Third Cottesloe Sculptures Season!
The time has come round again for the annual Sculptures at Cottesloe, and once again there are some thought provoking sculptures and some that are definitely different.
My personal favourite – Book Cave.
Homeless Carapace – with, I might add, loads of hi-tech equipment in the back and a man reading a book.
And here he is from another angle, with his dog.
Der Traktor. Yes parents, please keep children off the exhibits!
I want to know how the tractor managed to do Tasmania!
Finally, another view of beautiful Cottesloe and the Indianna Tea House.
1/1/2016 – Bits and Pieces – AOA Christmas/New Year Camp Part 5
We welcomed in the New Year with an International Night, all were encouraged to dress in something that they had acquired overseas in their travels.
Pre dinner drinks with these shrinking violets. And at last, a chance to wear my Thai jacket.
The evening was a great success, complete with magic tricks.
Pictures here of some of the group attempting to learn to sketch.
Some were better than others, me? I’ll stick to the camera. My Indian man at bottom of picture had eyes, mouth but no space for his nose and that is where I stopped.
Lastly, a lovely picture of Ruby and I that a friend sent me.
27/11/2015 – A Visit to see Wood Carvings
My dad was very keen to take me to Bargara to view some wood carvings of sea life that he taken my cousin to see.
Arthur Clark is a renowned local artist, famous for his wood carvings utilising local timbers.
Denizens of the Deep is a series of intricate wood carvings of coral and sea life that live off the coast of Bundaberg. With over 70 works comprising numerous components, the largest piece being more than three metres long, Council had been unable to display the entire collection at one location which was the Artist’s desire when Bundaberg City Council obtained the entire collection in 2005.
The entire works have now been moved to Bundaberg Regional Council’s Bargara Office where they are on display for all to see. The relocation project sees the construction of decorative platforms and the installation of lighting designed to display the artworks in their entirety.
I was pleasantly surprised by the entire display, it was beautiful, I particularly liked the moray eel in the above photo poking his head through the hole in the coral.
And again here, amazing carving.
Every time I look at these I see something else.
“When he gets a new piece of timber, he will spend the first three days just sitting and looking at it from all angles,“ Mr Clark’s wife Betty explained. “As soon as he picks up his pen, I know he’s away,” she said. No preliminary sketches are drawn, only a chalk line on the timber to mark the spine of the dominant animal in the carving. CQUni News
September 2015 – Emu Sculptures
I still love all of the sculptures that you see around Perth.
They are so enchanting, captivating and lifelike.