the annual pilgrimage to Sculpture by the Sea 2018

Posted: October 22, 2018 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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Marc Walter Canada
500 x 250 x 250 cm
woven recycled casuarina branches, jute twine
inside looking up
the magic bound with jute twine
Kevin Draper Western Australia
320 x 320 x 320 cm
forged, painted steel
love the lively spirals
was sure it was wood til I read the catalogue!!
Ben Fasham Victoria
347 x 240 x 65 cm
stainless steel, bronze
elegant beauty well placed
Stephen Hogan New South Wales
200 x 200 x 80 cm
forged steel, soft steel, wire
Ron Gomboc Western Australia
Time and Motion
350 x 230 x 160 cm
copper, corten steel painted
beautiful colour and form
Ho Quanchun China
home for Boston ivy
75 x 80 x 50 cm
stainless steel
from the outside looking in
Andrew Rogers Victoria
i am (2014)
66 x 31 x 25 cm
stainless steel
Cao Hui China
pure wool no.2 (2009)
116 x 57 x 91 cm
resin, fibre
Elaine Clocherty & Sharyn Egan Western Australia
Karda – Megalania
30 x 350 x 700 cm
grass, raffia, natural materials
the beauty and fragility of nature
the colours of Sydney Sandstone after a lot of rain
Mother Nature
photos courtesy of Old Man Crow and his new iPhone
Sculpture by the Sea

  1. Eliene says:

    Love seeing the pics of your annual pilgrimage to Sculpture by the Sea. Some amazing works but my favourite is the I AM sculpture….but then again there is Entwined…ohhh so many favourites..

  2. deemallon says:

    I always enjoy these pix. I thought the striped piece was wood, too! What — no new iPhone for Mo?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) when home computers first came on the scene back in the 90’s I discounted them as karaoke machines for people who couldn’t draw but then in 1998 the Bondi Blue iMac came out looking like The Jetsons cartoon and I had to have one! Old Man Crow had a Newton back then, Apple’s early precursor of what has become the iPhone, I don’t want or need a mobile phone although friends get annoyed that I don’t!

  3. Tina says:

    Wow .. thank you so much for sharing. Such Amazing works!!

  4. Rene says:

    Oh what a beautiful post, Mo. Thanks for sharing all these lovely sculptures and the sandstone photos. Really lovely.

  5. Louise Watson says:

    Thank you for sharing these sculptures, it’s lovely to be part of your outing. I love entwined. So elegant and well placed. Boston ivy is so delicate.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Louise))) it’s such an inspiring coastline, the sxs team deserve huge kudos for getting all the sculptures safely in place with wild storms happening the week before the opening and over the weekend!

  6. Marti says:

    Mo, thanks for sharing this: The art was amazing but in particular, Buddy just sang to me. (I see it is your favorite as well.) Buddy made me want to entwine myself within the branches, the tactile nature of entwined branches, reaching toward the sky, a shelter of spirit, crept into my soul. While I admire metallic sculpture, it is the use of windfall, nature’s offerings, that hold me, ground me while at the same time, lift my spirits.

    I am a huge fan of Andy Goldsworthy and found echoes in Buddy. I was so fortunate to see some of Goldsworthy’s work in 2008 in San Francisco, Spire at Park Presidio consisting of a 100 ft sculpture made from 37 felled Monterey Cypress trees, part of a reclamation project. In 2012, I walked his sculpture of Wood Line in the same area, Park Presidio. Park Presidio has the largest north American collections of his public works. He also created Tree Fall and Earth Wall which are installations inside buildings. ( I haven’t seen those) .Years ago a dvd on his life and art, Rivers and Tides, connected deeply with me and led to my further love of using nature’s gifts in my own art.

    Equally meaningful to me was Rod’s photo of your incredibly colored wet sandstone, I could stand and touch the waving colorations for hours…mesmerizing.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) the magic of Art & Mother Nature, have never seen Andy Goldsworthy’s work in real life but his books and the Rivers and Tides documentary have been a huge influence since the late 80’s.

  7. Nancy says:

    How did I miss this post filled with one amazing image after another?!! Gotta love that lamb!

  8. Liz A says:

    The steel works are impressive, but ’twas the ephemeral Buddy and Karda Megalania that held my eye the longest.

  9. Fiona says:

    Thanks Mo – every year i hope to get there…but your pictures make it seem like I nearly was!

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