Sunny with a brisk breeze. Lovely weather for a little photographic expedition. And the last day for the sculpture show at Brighton Beach in Adelaide.
Asphodelus, Leith Elder. Elder’s interpretive text is interesting:
“Asphodelus Fistulosis, the common onion weed was imported into Australia as an ornamental where it has been declared a pest species in several states. It thrives in disturbed and infertile ground. The Asphodel Meadows were a section of the underworld in Greek mythology dedicated to the dead who were neither good nor evil. The meadows were said to be carpeted with Asphodel.”
Although asphodel thrives in my (attempted) vegetable garden, I could live with one more like this. It would only take some space and $3,500.
Windman, Corey Thomas; Winner Environmental Awareness
This whimsical sculpture includes a light inside the briefcase which is powered by the wind. Plenty of that today, but too much daylight to notice the glow. This attracted a lot of attention. As a sculptural form it didn’t have much power for me, although the human figure makes it an ‘instant’ attraction.
There were over 100 sculptures in the show, at least one more blog’s worth. Could we have a new word – a bloggeth? These few works were on the southerly stretch, mostly beside the footpath. There was quite a bit of repetition stylistically, but in this sort of show you can just amble past to the next one. I guess steel and outdoors go together. There seems to be a thing for open work – making the toughest stuff look lacy…
That was last Sunday. Did anyone else notice that last week was hardly there at all?