Friday, 4 June 2010

Millers Point, Black Totem II

Black Totem II (left) is a sculpture created by Brett Whiteley and posthumously completed by his wife Wendy Whiteley, Matthew Dillon and Franco Belgiorno-Nettis in 1993. It was installed at the top of Windmill Steps in 2004, on Windmill Street in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The forecourt also features a number of interesting benches (right) made of weathered timber and stainless steel, which overlook the Millers Point wharf and Sydney Harbour.

52 comments:

  1. That is a pretty huge egg in that nest! The benches are really cool.

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  2. Now, I'm wondering what will happen if the egg were to fall down just like humpty dumpty.

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  3. Ha! I was going to say what Luis said, sure looks like a big nest.

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  4. What an intriguing sculpture! I love it! And always beautiful, vivid blue skies! Terrific! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Great sculpture and sky watch!
    Happy weekend.

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  6. I think I've seen this egg before and I just love it!

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  7. The sculptures in your City never fail to amaze me! Beautiful. You know what -- this one reminds me of the Osprey nesting platforms that Fish and Wildlife Service builds in Lakes and Rivers in Oregon -- on top of light poles, or specially installed poles just for them. The birds build big sloppy nests though -- not as neat as these sticks are ;>)

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  8. This is an outstanding sculpture and its location is just terrific.

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  9. I love the totem - it's great, but the bench is my favourite!
    happy weekend to you:)

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  10. Very interesting architectural shots.

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  11. That sculpture made me think the nest of a stork with a giant egg.
    Anyway, the sky is bright and clear.

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  12. That's an interesting sculpture, thanks for sharing this lovely shot at SWF.

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  13. What, what an interesting totem. I like it a great deal.

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  14. Now I love these sculptures they are awesome. I like the contradiction depicted on the bench ^_^ Happy weekend!

    SWF~Dark clouds

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  15. very neat sky photos....with your lovely place...thanks for sharing your world...

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  16. The artist must have envisioned a very large bird.

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  17. I really like this sculpture. I have also enjoyed your earlier posts, especially the humour in the furniture shop sign.

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  18. Wow, what a beautiful piece of art. Love to visit the place one day.

    Have a great weekend.

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  19. I'm with Sallie, - I immediately thought of Osprey nests when I saw your great shot.

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  20. Australia is BIG,

    Emus are big. Was that a BIG Emu egg up there?

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  21. How wonderful to have all that great public art!

    Jan
    GDP

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  22. I like a lot Totems and this one is fabulous!Also I'm enchanted by so beautiful bench!
    Very interesting post!
    Have a great weekend dear friend,
    hugs
    Léia

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  23. Thus is a great sculpture! And a beautiful blue sky!

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  24. Martha sent me over -- she said you have a wonderful bench to see. I collect bench photos and have a blog about them so I dropped by.

    That is a simple bench and I am sure very economical. . . haven't quite seen one just like it before. Thanks for giving me the opportunity!

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  25. Ann, it's much, much bigger than an emu egg. Maybe a Genyornis egg, which is an extinct, large, flightless bird that lived in Australia until 50 thousand years ago.

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  26. wonderful benches I love how they keep and reuse them :-)

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  27. Oh I love the egg nest!! I want one of those seats in my backyard too.

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  28. I'm going to Australia next month and stay in Brisbane for a while. I hope I can visit sydney on the holidays!

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  29. ow, hi J Bar questo totem è veramente grandioso.
    Il suo significato và in molte direzioni :-)

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  30. There's lots to see, just out there on the streets. You just have to look...and you did!

    Terrence looks at the sky

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  31. Very beauitiful choice of photos again!I love your photos!Have a nice weekend and many greetings to Australia!

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  32. Extraordinary art in a lovely setting. Weathered timber benches?? Splinters!!

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  33. I like the big nest with its egg against the blue sky. Will it crack open one day? ;)

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  34. I like the sculpture! The way you capture makes it looks so great :)

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  35. a perfectly clear sky with a very exciting sculpture foreground. fab!

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  36. Oh, I've wanted to visit your country for a long time now. Thanks for the "bird's-eye view" and also for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your blog is beautiful!

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  37. You always have the most blue sky!
    Great shot:-)
    Wish you a nice weekend!

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  38. Nice sculpture and the bench is really interesting. Beautiful photos.

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  39. I absolutely love the blue of the sky!

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  40. What an interesting subject for a sculpture and it looks terrific against those deep blue skies!

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  41. What a great sculpture, I love how it stands out against the blue sky. Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw!

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