21 September 2006

SWELL 2006

Some images from SWELL 2006, the outdoor sculpture exhibition held at Currumbin Beach.

SWELL bodysurfers

SWELL boots

SWELL bronze with poseidon

SWELL touch my lips

SWELL glass thingy

SWELL sheoak poem

SWELL Merlin closeup

SWELL my what big eyes

SWELL Merlin

SWELL Pull the Plug

SWELL triffid 1

SWELL window.

22 comments:

Surfing Free said...

Wow! That owl is fantastic and so is that sunlovin' lady.

meggie said...

I'm with Surfing Free on those!

Owls are my 'thing'.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

me too - and intrigued by tall twirly knobby triffidy thing, how did they get it to stay upright in soft sand?

shellyC said...

Oh they are fabulous..are they staying there???

herhimnbryn said...

Oh Thankyou really THANKYOU! I want the giant plug and sunbathing lady for my garden!

MsCellania said...

Wonderful, different things.
I love that the sunnin' lady has a tummy. And that owl? Fab.
So many great images.Thanks for sharing.

sueeeus said...

What an experience, to see all that artwork up close! I like that squiggly spermy thing, and that light fixture.

Em said...

Very cool.

xmasberry said...

Wonderful! I love sculpture, especially when it is meant to engage the viewer, not be seen from afar. So much fun!

blackbird said...

what WONDERFUL things!
and, it would appear, the perfect setting...

Martina said...

Wow! The owl is great! I love the drain and plug ! The last one is great too! Actually I was taken with all of them!

Joke said...

The tall, twirly, knobby, triffid-like thing rather reminded me of, um, those Miracle of Life type of videos we had to watch in biology class.

I particularly enjoyed the bronzed lady, even though it seems it was a bit, er, nippy for her at the beach.

-J.

Suse said...

Joke, the little girl pictured spent a good two or three minutes gently caressing the statue's nipple before she moved to touching the lips instead. She was quite mesmerised, but just as I lifted my camera she reached up to the statue's mouth instead.

h&b said...

Um ... but .. WOW !!

Fantastic stuff !

Stjernesol said...

Oh, I love sculptures! Especially that lady sculpture and that strange brown thing that turns up into the sky - with that ball/globe on top!

Cool pictures, I wish I could see it in real life :)

Jo said...

How lucky were you to get to see that! And I love that lady, she is just amazing.

Elizabeth said...

Great photos, those sculptures are amazing and especially gorgeous against such an amazing backdrop. Oh how I miss that big blue sky.

Elizabeth said...

What a great exibit. I'm sure there was security around there to make sure nothing was damaged.
I love art in the wild.

Katya said...

I love these pictures -- especially the owl. However, I want to BE the woman lounging on the beach.

telfair said...

(singing loudly and out of tune)
I love Melbourne in the springtime...
I love Melbourne in the faaaalll...

Suse said...

Yay! Telfair's back!

(Doing the happy dance ...)

Joke said...

Suse,

They do that also with the statue of Juliet in Verona. In fact, it's done so damned often the affected part has a high gloss.

-J.