Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sculpture by the Sea

Every year Sydney's  "Sculpture by the Sea"  gets more and more popular.  It is located on a cliff side walk between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach.  Now in its 15th year the people's choice for 2011 was "Cosmic Elk"


 It is by South Korean artist Byeong Doo Moon.  I would love to be so creative...or at least as amusing as Juan Pablo Pinto and Clary Akron



or even as whimsical as Hannah Kidd




or as colourful as Deborah Halpern:







But what's a quilt blog without some pictures of fabric?  Lucy Barker made it look easy with this:



You can't tell from  my pictures but there are the huge crowds and  extreme heat.  At 5.30pm it was 37 degrees celcius (that's 100 degrees for the rest of you)! all making Lucy's exhibit very inviting.

Back at the homestead I've been busy beavering away on Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery quilt.  Check it out and see if you could resist.


Yes, I know I already have too many UFO's to count, but I couldn't resist cutting and sewing 224 (you read right, 224) brown and cream  2.5" quarter square triangles.   Perhaps the heat got to me.

13 comments:

Janet O. said...

This looks like such a fun event. I can see why the people chose the "Cosmic Elk". It is beautiful!
What colors are you using for Bonnie's mystery besides brown? I have managed to resist the urge to join, but it is fun seeing what everyone is doing--and wondering how they manage to do it with holiday stuff going on. : )

Helen in the UK said...

Great job on the triangle units :)

Maureen said...

I can see why the Sculptures by the Sea is growing in popularity. Looks like fun even in the heat.
I've resisted Bonnie's mystery though those QSTs were tempting.

Cheri said...

What a beautiful, soulful, walk that must be, art and the ocean. I always like to get my chain piecing going, mindless work, the quarter square triangles is a great start. Sorry I missed you in Houston, I actually sat by a group from Australia who knew you at the Wednesday luncheon, but we could not find you in the huge crowd.
Happy Stitching,
Cheri

LynCC said...

Haha!! Fun 224 pic. Thanks for sharing the sculpture by the sea :)

Nicky said...

Great sculpture and whimsy! Mad woman and I so want to do a mystery quilt but am far too chicken or controlling to give it a go - besides I still have far too many UFOs.....

Dawn said...

Fabulous sculpture!
Thanks for taking us to the exhibit.

Carol G said...

All the sculptures are so creative but I do love the Cosmic Elk. Your 224 photo is a fun ending note :-)

Sue Daurio said...

that was great that you put the QSTs in the 224, what fun! Love the sculptures, just wonderful

Sharon said...

Great variety of art, that's the beauty of those events. Yes, the heat must have got to you, I saw the first step and backed away. But last week I started her mystery quilt from 2009 ;-)

Ellen said...

Great sculptures and art displays. Your little blocks look good too!

Sandra in the UK said...

Love the brown & cream! Those who have chosen different colours to Bonnie are really going to be the ones to watch. We will all be jealous!

Kathie said...

loved seeing the sculptures, I would enjoy walking along and see all of those too.
good luck with the challenge quilt!
Kathie