Thursday, 1 April 2010

Dawes Point, artwork (Theme Day: Red)

 This is not an April Fools Day joke. This piece of artwork (above) in the middle of a roundabout is located in Hickson Road at Dawes Point. I thought this poor little red car crushed by a boulder was a perfect selection for the red theme day and I also managed to capture a red mini passing the roundabout. The artist, Jimmie Durham, created "Still Life With Stone and Car" in 2004. The work is only a 'stones throw' away from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Pier One. If you a closer look in the background you can see one of the yellow signs here that read "Artwork Ahead" and "End Artwork" (below), in the style of the signs around the city that usually say "Roadwork Ahead" and "End Roadwork". This is known as "Artwork", created by Richard Tipping in 2004.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants of this theme day

36 comments:

  1. Nice post for Theme Day! The signs are funny. I guess they are warning you about the artwork so you won't miss it.

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  2. I love the artwork! It says something as bold as the color red! Great shot!

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  3. Ha ha. Weird and unusual, good choice for the theme day.

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  4. You get the honor of posting the 1st RED theme day photo! It's just 3 PM on Wednesday afternoon here in Eagan!
    Great RED artwork!

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  5. Well -- that is just absolutely a fabulous post. Great picture, terrific visual humor. And the added bonus of those great wry road signs. I just love this. Also your talent for capturing the exact right moment -- (that "unsmashed" red car -- how long did you have to wait for it? Absolutely perfect. Beautiful and my laugh for the day as well.

    (I didn't even know about this theme meme, but it is a great picture for red obviously!)

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  6. Thats a great shot. Im laughing a bit here, cause I think The red car and the other red car in the middle was a bit fun.

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  7. brilliant two red cars - i've got a red mini too - up in an hour from now!

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  8. I love that artwork but have never actually seen it. Must make sure I do next time I go to Sydney Theatre. Why is yours the only post showing on CDP?

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  9. What fun! And a nice memory too: I remember my parents visiting the Sydney Modern Art Museum a few years back and my mother coming out of it in a state of rage: seeing a car crushed under a boulder called a piece of art left her fuming!!!

    I love the road sign!

    And good on you for catching the red car on the roundabout!

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  10. How cool! A perfect selection indeed! :-)

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  11. Wonderful photo J Bar. Love the signs. They're an art in themselves!
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  12. That's a unique and fascinating piece of artwork. I wonder how long you waited to get that red mini in the picture...

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  13. At first I thought that the car might be an example of what happens with careless driving or driving along a canyon when the boulder gives way. You are indeed the first blogger to post for the April Theme Day, unless the entire Theme Day is an April Fools Joke. Hmmm!?

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  14. Always a safe road ahead of you.

    Please have a nice Thursday.
    p.s.: agree that for hours you seem to be the only participant...

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  15. Ann and Robert, I guess there must be a bit of a glitch on City Daily Photo for this theme day. I feel a little bit priviliged to have the only photo featured in this theme day. ;)

    Sallie, I waited around for about ten minutes to get the perfect shot. Had a few other cars in the roundabout in other shots but the red mini was perfect.

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  16. I quite like it! Good sense of humour and perfect for the theme!

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  17. Hahaha! That is strange artwork but so funny! Love that you caught another red car too!

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  18. What a great Work of Art! I enjoy these whimsical pieces, and how lucky to catch the little red car going by!

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  19. What a very cool find! I love it!! Creativity and execution at its finest ... and your Mini bonus. Well done!

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  20. a beautiful one...i love those mini cars.... and the view above was terrific....

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  21. Excellent post and a wonderful catch for this Theme Day. About art, that's another thing...

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  22. It sure is a dramatic difference in theme day postings I have seen. Nice.

    I chose a picture I took 55 years ago of my Patty wearing a red dress. On April Fool's Day, April 1, 1955.

    I gave her a diamond engagement ring, and today, April 1, 2010 is my entry for theme day on my Brookville Daily Photo blog.

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  23. I've always enjoyed the quirkiness of this piece of artwork ... great choice for theme day.

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  24. This is super. And what serendipity to catch that little red going around! A great post even if it wasn't a red theme day!

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  25. you win for the most humor and creativity in art. this was great for theme day. a real gem today

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  26. That is a very crushed car. I wonder how they did that :)

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  27. If you dont know what it is, it could scare someone to see it.

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  28. Jim Klenke, I must admit that the first time I saw this, I was a little disturbed by it for a moment until it clicked that it was supposed to be 'art'. Also, I only noticed the 'artwork' signs on my recent return visit to photograph it.

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  29. Would not say its a stones throw from anywhere. looks like someone already tried to throw it.

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