Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Haymarket, Golden Water Mouth

Golden Water Mouth is a sculpture and fountain located at the entrance of Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The artwork was created by Lin Li in 1999. The Australian and Chinese cultures are signified by the combination of materials creating a Yin-Yang harmony. The five natural elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth have been incorporated in the design, to encourage positive energy and good fortune. The artist found this dead two centuries old Yellow Box Eucalyptus in Condoblin, New South Wales, near the Lachlan River. This is where many Chinese went during the Gold Rush and later settled alongside the river and grew vegetables for trade.

34 comments:

  1. Impressive sculpture, with and interesting story leading to it.

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  2. Yes, I have shots of this sculpture, too.

    One person! How on earth did you manage a shot with just one person? This intersection teams with both people and vehicles. It is one of the craziest and noisiest in the Haymarket!!

    You amaze me ...

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  3. Julie, this one was one of the most challenging shots ever. :)
    I can't tell you how long I waited around and how many shots I took before I was able to get one without too many people around.

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  4. That's an amazing tall sculpture. Done well for taking many shots. U got the right one.

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  5. Indeed,amazing structure!thanks for the visit.have a nice day!

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  6. Very interesting, that's so tall an art ... thanks for sharing...

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  7. beautiful piece of art work!

    I have noticed that the Chinese are always the first during the gold rush!

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  8. One must enlarge the photo to fully appreciate this sculpture. Very interesting.

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  9. Golden Water Mouth is a very interesting sculpture.

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  10. Very interesting sculpture for fountain. I would love to see water flowing out of it.

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  11. Rajesh, it's more of a trickle than a flow, so it's probably hard to see that in the photo.

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  12. When I lived in Haymarket I used to contemplate this sculpture ... I still don't know whether I like it with it's dribbly mouth and rude finger at the top. But I guess it worked because it got me thinking.

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  13. what a beautiful sculpture, very unique:)

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  14. Very informative post!!! Thanks for sharing. Your photo is great!!!!

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  15. Love the unusual shape of this sculpture! Intriguing!

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  16. the background looks so European, great shot

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  17. a nice sculpture. I showed at Watery sculpture in ice, dearest
    Congrtas for that shot and for all
    have a nice day
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  18. Very interesting sculpture. Thank you for the information — helps me appreciate it more.

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  19. What an interstering sculpture. My first thought was - an old, dried tree. Sorry.

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  20. This intersection teams with both people and vehicles. It is one of the craziest and noisiest in the Haymarket!!

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  21. What a tall fountain. How often does it spout water?

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  22. Inverness Daily Photo, the water doesn't spout out, it drips from the branches down to the terracotta tiles and drain below.

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  23. Hi! Sorry I have not been visiting for few days..been setting up my gallery with redbubble. This tree reminds me kinda of of the trees I saw in the Netherlands! Good capture.

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  24. beautiful sculpture and interesting story.

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