Apologies for the blog break. Health issues have kept me offline, but I’m slowly getting back on my feet.
Finishing off my 2018 art projects series, we come to the nature inspired sculptures.
This is inspired by Christo, and is an household object(s).
This is inspired by the constructivism movement of the early 20th century and is a bull skull.
And this is a multi-media recreation of a cave (though no cave in particular).
Previously, I had explored human forms through drawing, so I was very familiar with them by the time I revisited them in Sculpture later in the year.
All of these works are in clay. Observation was still the key to their creation, however working in 3-D presented an added challenge.
Still, there is something very primal and (dare I say it) grounding about working in clay. It was a very pleasurable experience, I must say.
Next stop was the Goldfields of Central Victoria. We based ourselves near the town of Castlemaine, at the wonderful Alice Barker House.
This holiday house is filled with artworks inside and out, particular the work of Melbourne artist, Judy Holding.
A few more sculptures that caught my eye. This one is very Art Deco.
You certainly can’t miss this 5-storey rock arch. Might look natural from a distance, but it’s all hand-made.
And it’s all over as we’ve made it to the Icebergs Pool and Bondi Beach.
Thanks for walking with me.
Most of the works were very in-tune to the landscape that they almost blend right in.
Hang on, the last one is the environment! Amazing what nature can do on its own.
Other sculptures made great use of the elements, whether water, earth or wind.
Late Spring finally produced some warm weather – just in time for a visit to the 2017 version of Sculpture by the Sea. I started at the Tamarama end, and there was some rough surf about.
It didn’t matter too much here as much of the work was on the beach. Literally. These works I think took advantage of their settings.