Midweek Moment #31: Sculptures

Sculptures of varying kinds fascinated Louise and I this week.

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Nature sculpts some amazing art. Rocks, for example.

While decluttering the house (a regular thing in the Mulligan home), I came across my sons’ old rock collections. Most of the rocks wouldn’t have made good photographic subjects. They just sit there, after all. But this piece, covered in crystals, begged to be photographed. It’s delicate and the crystals break easily, so I didn’t clean up the ‘sculpture’ for the photo. Having seen some others on the Internet, I think I might have a go one day, though. It’s by no means a perfect photo, but the best of the bunch today!

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Louise found her inspiration at the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach.

She went to the beach as dawn was breaking. At this hour, she was one of three people there, and with the ocean as smooth as glass, and the previous days’ footsteps in the sand having been swept away, the beach was as tranquil as she’d ever seen it. Dotting the sand and hillsides are these wonderful artworks. Louise took many photos but asked me to decide which I liked best. This was my favourite. It looks like a sapling, but it’s really the tail of a giant pig. Louise hasn’t read the exhibition brochure and didn’t check the tag, so we’re not sure of the artist’s name or the sculpture’s significance, but it’s lovely, nonetheless.

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Once a week, Louise (of Louise Allan: Life From the Attic) and I team up to share creative photos on our websites. It’s all part of our challenge to stretch ourselves creatively.