Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Birchgrove, Ballast Point Park, Delicate Balance

"Delicate Balance" is a public artwork created by Robyn Backen, located at Ballast Point Park at Birchgrove, looking out towards Mort Bay and Sydney Harbour. The artwork hovers over the water's edge and can be entered, suggesting the entrance to a lighthouse or jetty. A series of cutouts offers views of the harbour, city, sky and park. The water can also be viewed from a metal grate in the floor and its sound reverberates through the artwork, like hearing the sea in a shell held up to the ear.

37 comments:

  1. There is more to this than first meets the eye. It is designed to greet all the senses. Nice.

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  2. Not sure what to think about this one. I guess you have to be there to really appreciate it.

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  3. Wow, that artwork sounds like a neat experience!

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  4. Steffe, I must admit that when I first saw it, I thought it just looked like a big concrete pole but when I got up close I could see that there was more to it.

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  5. Looks like a sub conning tower. DIVE DIVE DIVE!

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  6. I"m envious. The public art in your city is amazing. I wish we had more.
    V

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  7. A fascinating piece of art with a delightful water view!

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  8. I like the simplicity of this one. It suits the location and the water is a lovely background.

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  9. good for those who are scared of water. A place in surfers also has the grates like this.

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  10. Nice artwork! Hope you can also check out my entry . Thank you!

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  11. Very modern. But the water is beautiful.

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  12. It's a combination of modern art and nature, silver and blue goes well together...i want to try hearing from it :)

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  13. Amazing...an interactive work of art. It boggles my mind.

    My Wednesday Post:
    Still Waters Run Deep

    Hope your day is going well for you. Hope you can find time to visit with me today...I haven't seen that you've visited in a long time.

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  14. Such an interesting sculpture. I really enjoy the deep shadow inside. Makes me think about how balancing our shadow and light are essential to contentment.

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  15. Interesting structure! Would love to hear the sea inside of it;o)

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  16. I think I would enjoy seeing it from different angles. The shadow inside the sculpture suggests that it might look quite different at various times of the day as well.

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  17. What a beautiful series of shots! (I kept scrolling down.)

    Thanks so much for sharing these, and for stopping by to say hello.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

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  18. An unusual artwork with the perfect background...

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  19. I think I've heard about this sculptor before -it gives the feeling of solidity to me (even though it's an unbalanced angle, but artists like those kind of contrasts)
    BTW you know me as Jeannette St.G., but I started this new blog as Emille)

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  20. COOL!! My son would study and play in that structure for hours!!
    You have an awesome blog here!! It is nice to see so many shots of Sydney through your eyes. Thanks for sharing!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Oh, and thanks for visiting my Schooner Zodiac post and for your nice comments!! :D

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  21. nice one!

    Late visit from Watery Wednesday
    Don’t forget to visit me also at My Watery Wednesday

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  22. That's a very beautiful view. The water is stunning

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