LORNE SCULPTURE walk and two IKEBANA works

This weekend was the opening of the third Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, the town where the Qdos Gallery is located. This is an exhibition of sculpture along the foreshore and Graeme Wilkie the ceramic artist and owner of Qdos was one of the  people to begin this biennial exhibition in 2007. The picture below is of the lighthouse at Aries Inlet on the way to Lorne.  

This is the view along the coast from the lighthouse with Lorne in the distance in the centre of the picture.

The first sculpture we saw was hung underneath this suspension bridge.

It is made from clear PET bottles some of which contained blue water. 

This was a ladder of green and dried tortuous willow branches, that floated on the water surface 

One of Australia's most famous ceramic artists, Petrus  Spronk is seen here making a work called Illegal Immigrants. It shows a suitcase disgorging rabbits, made from sand using a  shaped mold.

This ephemeral work is by Shoso Shimbo a Sogetsu Ikebanist from Melbourne.

These very large dogs are made from concrete.

Here is a sculpture of straight sticks placed against a retaining wall creating a rhythm like waves. 

This work was my favourite. It is composed of two spirals that are connected by straight lines. Each spiral makes three cycles. It has a wonderful dynamic feel.

On my way  back to the car my attention was caught by this sulphur crested cockatoo.

At class this week my teacher set the exercise of making an arrangement with a mass and multiple lines. I have used a pittosporum and added a pale mauve flower as a focal point. The two  bowls are from Qdos gallery

I bought this rather quirky irregular vase in Mashiko. 

This is the last of the vases I brought back from Japan in July and I have now made an ikebana work in each of them. The material is the pale yellow callistemon from our garden that I included on the blog a couple of weeks ago

Greetings from Christopher.
16th October 2011

1 comment:

  1. They are interesting sculptures.It seems the boundary between the art and nature nearly disappear in this exhibition. The vessel from Mashiko is also interesting. You seemed to make good use of its movement.