Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sculptures by the Lake

We were riding around Lake Burley Griffin when we came across this sculpture of the Angel of the North by Antony Gormley. It is a life-size maquette from 1996 and number four of five. It was kind of comforting to see it down here. 

The Angel of the North (life-size maquette) by Antony Gormley
As above, with Him Outdoors
This work is called Witness by Dadang Christanto and was commissioned by the ANU in 2004. The artist has nailed sculptured sheets of aluminium to a dead tree in the grounds of the Australian National University. The shapes are meant to represent birds clustering on the branches,and in their abstract forms they resemble aboriginal depictions.

They shine and clatter in the breeze and the sun/showers of winter, paradoxically like a scarecrow, but I noticed a couple of magpies who weren't to be intimidated perching alongside their gleaming counterparts!

Witness by Dadang Christanto

Spot the imposters

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