Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Now at Bondi

Sculpture by the Sea 2017, Bondi

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Don't miss out on the 21st sculptures by the sea
Running for the 21st year, Sculptures by the Sea returns to Bondi with stories of coming of age. This most spectacular coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama Beach will feature 104 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world from 19th October to 5th November 2017.

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Sculptures by the Sea 2017

The ceremony opened with an acknowledgement of the traditional custodianship of the land and speeches by John Wakefield - newly elected Mayor of Waverley, Aqualand - Principal Sponsor for the event and David Handley - Founding Director of Sculptures by the Sea.
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Bubbles,seeds and geometry…

Starting with hexagons, pentagons and triangles (with all the permutations), searching for the shape that is the right fit for ideas in my mind....
Bubbles and seeds…

From the book:
Uber die gleichecking-gleichflachigen, diskontinuierlichen und nichtkonvexen Polyheder.
von Prof. Dr. Max Bruckner. Oberlehrer am Gymnasium zu Bautzen
Halle. 1906.

Another look at the platonic solids:
How about Icosahedron? Those triangles could be divided into the further triangles....
Starting point:.

...but not there yet....

the triangles work with the ability to repeat elements....but I am looking for more dynamic form.....bubble bursting, seed opening, the moment of change......

And this is it. Final concept.I like the new direction it is starting to take....

Thursday, 12 October 2017

New chapter

In the Grain of Sand is on its way to Bondi, traveling across the Nullarbor on Johannes Pannekoek’s trailer, the journey I am yet to make. It is certainly in the good hands and in the good company. This time I’m staying behind, feeling a bit like a mother of the child on the first school trip. (enough said).

The excitement of the Open Studios Kalamunda is over for another year, and I’m enjoying the clean and tidy (once a year look!) space. The studio is basking in the positive energy of Sunday’s visitors, and I’m reluctant to disturb the glow. Like starting a new visual diary – blank, white, clean page to be savoured for a while, and then filled with…well, whatever happens….

I am ready for the new project, and so the journey begins….

I am working on the Seed:
largely inspired by microscopic images of pollens and seeds, and configurations of bubbles. It continues the exploration of the infinitely small, microscopic and seemingly insignificant, and at the same time explores the symbolism of the seed as the nucleus, the essence of being, the creative starting point and the potential for renewal..

The configuration of bubbles.....
It all started with the notion of the membrane separating the inner and outer space. Living in the bubble, blowing bubbles, bursting bubbles....there are plenty of metaphors to play with.
And then I came upon the exploratorium  web site and found this:

If you take two sheets of clear glass or plastic separated by about one-half inch, soak them in soapy solution and then blow bubbles between the sheets, you will get many bubble walls. If you look closely, you will notice that all of the vertices where three bubble walls meet (and there are always three,) form 120 degree angles. If your bubbles are of uniform size, you will notice that the cells form hexagons and start to look much like the cells of a beehive. Bees, like bubbles, try to be as efficient as possible when making the comb. They want to use the minimum possible amount of wax to get the job done. Hexagonal cells are the ticket.

And so the journey begins.....