Friday, 11 January 2019

Australian National Maritime Museum, sculpture

"Butterfly in Love with Flower" is a sculpture located near the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It was created in 2014 by Zheng Lu and is displayed as part of the "On Sharks & Humanity" exhibition. The large stainless steel sculpture, characterised by its delicate bubble-like structure, depicts a shark fin. The title Butterfly in Love with Flower refers to a Chinese poem in which a butterfly falls in love with a flower about to disappear. The bronze sculpture on the right is "Windjammer Sailors", on permanent display outside the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre of the museum.
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  1. The sculpture looks like a shark's fin to me, but what do I know?

  2. You find so many amazing sculptures to share with us, thank you.

  3. A beautiful shape with this sculpture, Delicate appearance, but the source of what inspired it, is a little far to find:):)

  4. Very cool shark fin sculpture. Looks like it could also double as a surfboard fin!

  5. I like the appearance of fragility of this one.

  6. Magnificent sculpture juxtaposed against the beautiful blue sky ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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