October 21, 2008 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

I wish I could sculpt; mold, rend, flex, crush, build, flatten, press, squeeze, stroke, hit, align, guide, break, only to release. Call it, do it, whatever way you want but being able to heft and roll and massage a ‘thing’ in my hand is just wondrous. The sheer ingenious construct of the hand, to bring into my personal space an external item for real consideration…it’s like sex.

Of our five main senses, touch and sound affect me the most. I’m writing about touch because, well, I always write about touch. It is incredibly hard to describe, and yet so inviting to imagine, to do and to share.

The closest I come to working regularly with my hands is when I cook. C can’t understand why preparing mis en place is my happy place. I just love doing it. Cooking is creativity and productivity all in one.

All this is so I can intro art topic of the week – Sculptures.

The NSW Sculptors Society is presenting a series of exhibitions around the city, and I like what I’ve seen so far.

It’s also time for the annual Sculptures by the Sea exhibit set along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. They are a lot of fun. Over the years, the exhibits have become less abstract, more realist, and in recent times, eco-friendly. Most of the ideas are chuckle worthy, many of them are touchable.

Lift Plonk

Lift Plonk by Chi Phan


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