Friday, November 24, 2006

ALICE?



Every November, Sydney has the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition. Around 100 artists get to select a spot along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walkway to plonk their sculptures. This was the first year that I saw it. Some were hideous, some were great, some I didn't even notice! There were obvious crowd pleasers, like the melted icecream van on Tamarama beach, some huge ones by 'big' artists, and some smaller ones.

When I first saw this, I didn't like it at all. There are actually three together, a green and red one also (perhaps I should have posted a pic of all of them?). But after a while of pondering, which Pod often likes to do, I ended up really liking it. The positioning is perfect, and if all the other sculptures weren't there, this would have made more of an impact. It reminds me of something from Alice In Wonderland. Perhaps if you crawled inside and drew the curtains, you would find yourself in a different land when you opened them again......

I might post a few more photos of the pieces that caught the eyes of Pod, but then I might not.......

25 Comments:

Blogger Jozee said...

Oh my God, Pod, it's all too perfect.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

that's so cool.

really, damn good shot.


btw, glad you liked the peom.poem even, shhesh would have been quicker to retype that wouldn't it.

oh well, yeah, thanks Pod, for the comments etc.
and I think i've finally worked out who you were...way back taylors era :)

and i kinda hope you don't remember me :) ( as i'm sure i was in a bad way then...)

oh, mentally..what's new...

right.bed, for me that is.
'kin knackered....

small world innit..
hmm, or just a rosey world...

L8rz

10:01 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

They (whoever "they" are) say that art is all about context, and this definitely seems like an exercise in playing with context.

Those rocks are amazing!

11:41 PM  
Anonymous jazzy said...

lovely, i love it... Po(n)d-ering i mean.

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I climbed inside, I'd want to find myself in a different land when I came out.

Both land and photo look lovely to me!
x

4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God! What an absolutely fabulous photograph, and what a GREAT idea for an art exhibition! You can read a ton into this picture, such a contrast between nature and the manufactured. Brilliant!

Pod - I love it!

5:02 AM  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

Hello Pod...sending you dolphin waves of music to you across the miles. Why are you so far away?

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, it's very oriental looking. I would love to have such an event in North Devon, we only get the annual sandcastle competition!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit it is interesting. Not what I would think of as being a sculpture but I can see it growing on you.

As a reply to a question you asked on my blog.. yes I do think you are a little weird.. but weird is a wonderful way to be. I take pride in my weirdness.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that tent...I'd go in fully expecting to be in another land..it's obvious to me.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

JOZEE - hello! and happy birthday! no no, not perfect at all!! ;0?

INC - how could i forget you? i knew it was you all along, and thought there was a quiet 'taylors' understanding. sleep tight

STEVE - it would be cool to see what pictures you would have taken at sculptures by the sea

JAZZY - ha ha with your clever word play. thanks for all your comments!

TRAC - i would come with you though,and we could explore new lands together?! x

JD - i think it was my favourite out of the other 100. the more i look the more i like. the artist actually will make them to order??!!

MOLLY - i know i know!! i am very happy over here though, but always wish we were all together (but not in the altogether - ooer!!)

DONNA - he he, i have seen some of teh sandcastle efforts. some are quite impressive, but it aint really the same hey?

FAYE - thanks love! weirdos unite i say!!

WEND - i shall have a go and try and to land in france near you, so keep an eye out! we can have some cheese together?

10:21 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

FAYE FAYE!! i cant access your blog anymore??

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh yeah - we can have our own cheese and wine bash.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Hi Pod,
It's been a while since I last visited, I love all your new photos. You did a fantastic job with this one because quite frankly, just like you I thought these 3 houses were absolutely terrible. And now I look at your shot and I think 'definitely the best that could be done!'

1:58 PM  
Anonymous James said...

It is a great shot. Good that you cropped it, even better about the weather being overcast. Something about the contrasts between the roughness of the rock, the smooth artificiality of the hut, the calmness of the water caught in the reflecting rock pools and the ocean in motion background....not to mention the black and white hut, desolate background, and overcast surroundings: all make this a very good shot. Additional colour would have been a mistake.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

NATHALIE - i often throw clothes away then realise i like them, or listen to a new cd, and not like it, then a while later i love it, same with this installation. how fickle!

JAMES - i am glad you agree young man!

10:11 PM  
Blogger SimonHolyHoses said...

Pod! I've been a Bad Holyhose and neglected you somewhat! I like the little curves on it as they reflect the natural flicking curves in the rock strata.

I like reading rocks. They all tell stories. Even rubbish pebbles are probably there because they've been carried 300 miles by a glacier when sabre-tooths were prowling.

PS. Like your new photo.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

SIMON - yes, you are bad. i feel all forgotten :0(
but if you bring ther QC next time, and we can chat about rocks, i may forgive you. just may.....

7:58 AM  
Blogger Jozee said...

Thanks so much for the birthday greetings Pod!

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