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Quote for the Day : Grander than the Sky

“..There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul…” 

―- Victor Hugo :  Les Misérables

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Swan River (from King’s Park) Perth, Western Australia

 

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Quote for the Day : Risk and Change

“…Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change.
But sitting ducks fare worst of all…”

— Mason Cooley

PS I really wanted to use this photo for something… Every year we have a pair of ducks having a pit stop in a very tall tree outside my work.  They don’t nest or stay there – it seems to be a rest point and a chance to survey their environment.  They only stay for a couple of hours and then they’re gone, until the following year.  But it always make me smile to see this enormous tree with two ducks, perched up high and quacking loudly 🙂

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Shelduck, Perth Western Australia
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Sculpture by the Sea 2017

Last night, after work, I was invited by a colleague to see the beachside exhibit, Sculpture by the Sea.  I wasn’t really in the mood to go, but I’m so glad I did.  My friend was late and I nearly went home instead of waiting, but I sat in my car, huddled against the cold (what IS going on with our seasons?) and listened to the ocean while I waited for her.  Eventually she turned up and we wandered up and down the beach, looking at all the amazing sculptures, with the setting sun as a beautiful backdrop.  Seriously, the sky was a bit of a distraction – I couldn’t stop taking photos of it – it was SO gorgeous.  The stormy weather only added to the dramatic quality of the sea and the crashing waves.

It was hard to take a bad photo, to be honest.  The sky was a million different colours and provided a perfect setting for the sculptures, which ranged from objects made of bronze to a chair made out of feathers.

I have to say, this photo (below) turned out so nicely.  Except for the people who just started walking through the shot (bottom right corner).  I think it looks like a 70s rock album cover.  Can’t you just see it accompanying a Pink Floyd song?  And that seagull flying through, just as I snapped the photo?  Perfect!

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1km Tower by Song Jianshu

I really, really like this shot too.  It looks like something you’d see in an episode of Dr Who or something.  Like a portal to another world, with that setting sun aglow behind it.

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The Window of the Future, by Sang-Sug Kim

This one reminded me of something Tim Burton would design…

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Spoke II, by Kevin Draper

LOVED this one.  Probably because it has dogs in it.  But, again, the sky…seriously!

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Loyalty, by Ayad Alqaragholli

Sharks are a common visitor at Cottesloe…not usually made out of steel though…

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The Great Hammerhead, by Jordan Sprigg

I think this was probably one of the most popular sculptures.  I didn’t get a great photo of it – if I’d waited until later I might have gotten a much better shot, with nicer colours around and behind it.  But it’s still pretty.  Wonder if I could go back and steal it for my garden?  Don’t you think it would like nice there? 🙂

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Horizon, by Lucy Humphrey

Now THAT’S a big piece of litter!

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Cansumerism, by Hayley Bahr

I could imagine this one with lots of succulents growing out of it…

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Infrastructure 5, by Oliver Stretton-Pow

Took us ages to see the face in this one.  You have to be looking at just the right angle…

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Luke, by Tony Cragg

These sculptures were pretty awesome.  They were like giant alien weeds…

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Aqua Fauna, by Britt Mikkelsen

This one reminded me of licorice allsorts, which is probably not
what the artist had in mind…

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Mega Pixel Power Tower, by Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer

So, a very worthwhile visit.  I am possibly going back on the weekend to see the sculptures I didn’t get around to viewing.  There’s also a “small sculptures” section which I want to see as well.  If you’re in the vicinity, go and check it all out.  It’s on until the 19th March.

Thanks for dropping by 🙂