Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sea-side Hounds

It is once again time for Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney. Every October half a million kids, mums, dads, teachers, joggers and sculptors converge to walk from Bondi to Tamarama to see the wonderful exhibition. Works from local and international artists are viewed, photographed, sketched, clambered over and sold.
Many of the artworks are site-specific. They relate to the ocean and life by the sea. There are lots of dogs and rusty iron this year. Giant scrabble letters spell IMAG_NE on the clifftop. The song by John Lennon in conversation with one by Yoko Ono called 'A Hole to See the Sky Through' are referred to. The missing 'I' is representative of the individual, says artist Emma Anna, and the artwork is about creativity being the key to freedom.

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