The Medium is the Message

Today is the last day of Sculpture by the Sea at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach. Here are two more artworks that we liked, both with an environmental focus.

The giant soft drink can above is “Cansumerism” by Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil, and the sculpture below is “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam – it’s made out of plastic soft drink bottles.

The Hole Truth

Here are some more artworks from Sculpture by the Sea at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach, all with ocean views through holes. The sculpture above is “Oushi Zokei” by Keizo Ushio (spot the amusing anagram). The one below is “The Window of the Future” by Sang-Sug Kim.

And this one is “Pause” by April Pine.

As you might guess from the shadow, the person in the sculpture above is a surfer. He looks quite different from the side.

Herd Instinct

If you missed Cow Parade 2016 in Perth late last year, you can still find some of the artistically decorated cows hiding around the city. There are five of them in the enex building, in the Hay Street shopping mall. The spandex wearing cow above is by Megan Salmon, and this one is Holy Cow by by Poppy Lissiman.

This one is The Provider by Katherine Dunmill.

And this is Mooey XIV, presumably Louis the Sun King’s favourite cow.

Underneath the Arches

We were walking along St George’s Terrace in Perth a few days back and stopped to admire the impressive Barracks Arch. It’s all that remains of a building that was constructed in 1866 to house Pensioner Guards. Another person was also photographing the arch while we were there – The Unknown Photographer, sculpted by Perth artist Greg James.