Hot seats in Melbourne
I have no idea who the street artist is that created this work of Father and son(?) but I think its brilliant the fluidity of the drawing with a spray can is masterful and worthy of more than the rear of an outside wall (toilet?) at the back of William street in Perth.
Whoever you are well done…
Richie Kuhaupt (WA), norfolk pine, cottesloe 2014
Sigma DP2 Merrill ƒ/6.3 1/250s ISO200
This is an exhibit in the annual Sculpture by the sea which is shown on Cottesloe, and Bondi beaches in Australia and Aarhus beach in Denmark. Its a great thing to visit and take photographs of.
Cottesloe beach has a wonderful ambiance for Sculpture by the sea and for once the temperature was a pleasant thirty degrees, in years past it has been very hot so much so that one has to continually wipe the sweat off glasses, cameras and forehead.
The background sound of the light waves hitting the shore, children’s calls and chatting adults was shattered by the roar of an Orion maritime rescue aircraft returning from that area of the southern Indian ocean 2500 km away where the missing Malaysian airliner MH 370 might be.
Many of the exhibits and installations are made or constructed of the flotsam and trash that can be found on any beach walk: Plastic milk containers, wine cask bladders, plastic bags, PET drink bottles and in this case the ubiquitous blue pallets stacked and chain sawn into a head and shoulders with a Norfolk pine planted where the lack of brains are. Its a poignant statement. The gaze out to sea, the tree, all made from the remains of pallets painted as blue as the sea and sky from whence they came, then the more practical aspect of a bit of shade for the reclining girl to read her smart phone in. Just another day in Western Australia.
Leica M2 ƒ11 1/250s 40mm Summicron Agfa 100 ultra C41 developed as B+W 1:50 Rodinal 10 minutes.
Olympus EM-5 OMD ƒ5.6 1/640s ISO200 Lumix 14-42 Pancake zoom.
Graffiti art in Singapore is just like the City State as a whole, clean, precise and to the point…
I found this fading sign for Mercury Cider on a wall in Launceston with some over saturation it has come back to something like its original colours which is more than I can say for the surrounding bricks! Mercury Cider seems to have a connection with Bulmers a well known UK cider brewer (does one brew cider?) which has been around for centuries but the much stigmatized name of Mercury as far as I can find has only been connected with Tasmanian cider since the 1940’s. The graphic style of this wall painting would to me indicate an earlier period but who knows the sign painter might have been of an older generation. Personally alcoholic cider was the first alcoholic drink I ever consumed closely followed by my mothers love of a saturnes ‘La flora blanch’ a style of wine which is very much out of favour in the present.