Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Patricia Puccinini, Not Quite Animal, 2008: http://www.patriciapiccinini.net/, [accessed 7-3-10]
Ricky Swallow, Caravan, Bronze, 2008: http://www.rickyswallow.com/collections/image/sculpture/14, [accessed 7-3-10]
Richard Goodwin, Waterjacket: http://www.richard-goodwin.com/public_html/gallery/gallery/02_Public%20Art/02_Waterjacket/slides/Waterjacket_01.html, [accessed 7-3-10]
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Winner of the People's Choice 2009 Sculptures By The Sea, Phil Price creates kinetic sculptures that utilise the wind's energy to come alive. The main body is made from carbon fibre, epoxy fibre and steel which is hand laminated and painted, with fully sealed rolling element bearing systems to create the silky smooth movement in the joints. All his sculputres are designed to withstand the elements and of vandal proof design. The gentle curves of the sculpture juxtapose as if a dancer striking graceful poses, pausing momentarily between gusts of wind.
References: Margaret Gay Photo Collection 1-11-09, http://www.philprice.co.nz/ [accessed 6-3-10]
"...a rose red city half as old as time." from the sonnet 'Petra' by John William Burgon 1845. Established around 600BC, Petra remained unknown to the west until its discovery in 1820 by Swiss explorer, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Approached from the eastern entrance through a deep, narrow gorge or 'siq' one is filled with a sense of anticipation. There is no disappointment as one is thrust into the open market place with The Treasury (c. 100BC), intricately carved into the red sandstone, towering above. This desert city was fed water via a system of dams, conduits and cisterns creating a man made oasis. A world heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A unique journey and my most overwhelming revelation of architecture as a child.
These artworks used recycled material to make scenery for a Year 6 Graduation Party with the theme 'Under The Sea'. There was a two week time frame to design and construct the larger than life scenery. With no budget, it was critical to source waste materials, whilst making the artworks as large as possible for maximum impact.
References: Margaret Gay, Original artwork and Photo Collection 10-12-08; Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid and Rainbow Fish.