Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney, waves and fish

These artworks, located around Circular Quay and at The Rocks, were part of the Vivid Sydney festival. "Light Wave Action" (above) was designed by Haron Robson’s lightmatters team in Australia in collaboration with Bow Jaruwangsanti from Thailand, Kristy Philp from Fiji, Christa Van Zoeren from the Netherlands. Visitors could wander through this wave-like sculpture for a multi-sensory experience, inspired by nature, reflecting the subtle colour of twilight skies and paying homage to the sea – representing nature's power in the movement and formation of waves. "School" (below) designed by Jon Voss of Australia was a large group of fish seemingly swimming in a continuous circle of variable light through the limbs of a tree. Each fish gives off a soft glow intensified by the rough-cut edges of its skeletal form. Individually, they emit a low light but together as a school, the light is intensified. It imitates the shimmering light and movement of schooling fish but floating here in an urban environment.

14 comments:

  1. Yeah I get to be your first comment Jim.. Love these pictures and the school of fish is so cool I would love to have it at home, would look good on my back patio!!

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  2. Outstanding! would have loved to see these in person.

    Hello from Montreal.

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  3. Wow! This vivid Sydney seems to go on forever. It is beautiful.

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  4. First time I've ever seen a "fish tree"!

    IT DOESN’T TAKE AN OCEAN

    It doesn’t take an ocean
    Or a mighty sea,
    A simple little raindrop
    Is enough for me!

    I also like the jewels
    Scattered in the grass
    After summer thunderstorms
    Soak the earth and pass.

    There’s also perspiration
    Clinging to a nose—
    A sign of honest labor,
    Or so I suppose!

    Wonderful, most wonderful,
    Are the seven seas,
    But give me downy snowflakes
    Clinging to the trees!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Papaoneone Beach

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  5. I find it fascinating how differently we photoghraph the same thing. I like your perspective on the to one. Where on earth were the fish? Didn't see them at all.

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  6. You dazzle my mind's eye!




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  7. Those fish are very interesting - Thanks for the pics.

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  8. Ann, the fish were tucked away in a courtyard just behind Rocks Square. There were a few sneaky displays this year. I realised I completely missed a couple after I looked at the map again this week and saw some other people's photos through Facebook.

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  9. I've always loved viewing other artists' works. This was pure joy for me today.

    1st day of Summer Photos is my link for Watery Wednesday. Come join me if you have time!

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