Sculpture By The Sea #6

Forty years, or more, ago a European folk singing duo named Nina and Frederick complained of the regimentation of Homo Suburbanii in a song called “Little Boxes”.

Since then there have been so many similar complaints the whole situation has become a cliche.

So there was no surprise when I saw this;



With its vaguely Hebraic or Arabic scriptal overtones, this “arch” is “an abstracted figurative [is this a redundancy?] work with positive and negative space and symbolic forms.”

I think it was the creator who was abstracted. I keep attempting to find the humanity in this. I can’t even find the humour! Not even in the $49,000 price tag.


Finally for today is this rather strange invention; the “pot wagon”.

How you can be true to the material when that material is copper, resin with fibreglass and stainless steel is a question I would prefer to remain unanswered.

At $35,000 surely it deserves a better collection of words than, “I would like to carry the beautiful sky to your mind.”


THAT sort of “pot”!


Tomorrow I post some works I found interesting.

I always like to end on a positive note.


4 responses to “Sculpture By The Sea #6

  1. I refuse to comment further … it’s obvious I’ll never convince you. And I rather like the pot … 😉

    But I am one of teh great unwashed – It is your DUTY to convince me – – –

    And the Pot was empty – obviously Cottesloe people also like the pot 😉


  2. The first two I like; the last, I just don’t get. What IS the point?

    We plebs are condescendingly told that there doesn’t need to be a point! And if there is, then we do not have the knowledge to understand it! Yeah! Right!


  3. (evil grin) There’s NO point, raincoaster … that’s just it! It’s round and sort of smooth and funny .. definitely no points! LOL

    See, Rain – now we are being punned at in an attempt to put us in our place! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


  4. Yes I agree with ‘pot’ being the operative word.

    Did you mean the little boxes made of ticky tacky?

    Thems the boxes 🙂

    “There’s a green one and a pink one
    And a blue one and a yellow one
    And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
    And they all look just the same.”


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