Monday, November 20, 2006

Children lost in the desert

Two poor children lost in the desert; they walked and walked and couldn't find their way...
Yes, this is Sculpture by the Sea again (see two previous posts). I hope you enjoy contemporary art because I personally find it hard to move away from such an inspiring subject. The exhibition is set not only along the coastal walk south of Bondi but also on Tamarama beach itself. This photo was taken early morning after the gale had blown all night. On the sand wiped flat by the wind, just a few new footsteps...

Deux enfants perdus dans le désert marchaient, marchaient depuis longtemps sans trouver leur chemin...
Oui, c'est encore
Sculpture by the Sea (voir journées précédentes). J'espère que vous appréciez l'art contemporain car moi j'ai du mal à quitter un sujet aussi riche d'inspiration. L'exposition se tient non seulement sur le sentier côtier au sud de Bondi mais aussi sur la plage même de Tamarama. J'ai pris cette photo tôt le lendemain matin, après que la tempête eût soufflé toute la nuit. Le vent avait balayé le sable et sur cette surface lisse, juste quelques nouvelles traces de pas... Posted by Picasa

22 comments:

Terra Vecchia said...

l'art est présent, il est plutot sympa, en ce moment à Bastia il y a ARTE MARE un féstival sur l'art médithéranéen, il y a un lien sur le Bastia DP au cas ou, pour ma part j'expose quelque uns de mes clichés dans une galerie en ce moment pour ARTE MARE...
mais je fais partager un autre art aujourd'hui celui de mon autre passion le rugby...

Jenny said...

Since this was my first visit to your blog I hadn't seen the other scultpure photos - so I found this one quite disturbing til I read the whole explanation! Your photos are wonderful - I look forward to coming back!

Carlos said...

Lovely lovely indeed I have enjoyed watching the footsteps and sculpture.

GiuCe said...

great idea!!! interesting compositions... i'd like to see more of this :D

Bill said...

It reminds me of an old "Family Circus" cartoon where it shows the childs path as he comes "right home" ")

Nick said...

You got an interesting point of view of seeing objects :)

Christy and Wendi said...

Nathalie!
How cool, what a neat exhibit, sculpture by the sea! You captured the sculptures so beautiful.
Wendi

Olivier said...

superbe, on dirait un trompe l'oeil. cette exposition est fantastique.


superb, one would say a horn the eye. this exposure is fantastic.

Lisi said...

great photo, the composition and nice and so is the idea for the sculpture!

kris said...

brilliant! were the footprints part of the work? really love it!

Paul said...

Perfect composition resulting in funny story. Great shot Nathalie.

tr3nta said...

...its difficult not to think about death... not that im always thinking about it, but... when your dear people die, its just inevitable to think; what is made of them?... what happens after?...

your photos r getting better, and better love the 'controluce'...

hug.. bye...

Lachezar said...

Fantastic! one more reason to visit Sydney!

Cheers

Nathalie said...

The sculpture itself was nothing really worth a shot, a sheet of metal plate cut to imitate the 'caution children' road sign. What suddenly gave life to it was the footsteps in the sand.

That's when the photo magnifies the object: Sometimes magic happens, just like sometimes shit happens. Go figure...

L'oeil de Moscou said...

Merci Nathalie pour ton commentaire sur Grayscale. Je découvre avec bonheur ton blog et constate avec plaisir que les distances ne sont plus un frein aux échanges entre personnes ayant les mêmes affinités.

Zsolt72 said...

i love your series with these sculpture..today i arrived late.but it was worth to visit:)

Cergie said...

Elle est drolement jolie cette photo, elle fait appel à un imaginaire enfantin
Et puis j'aime bien l'art éphémère
C'est simple et c'est fort à la fois

Nathalie, merci de ta visite, de tous tes gentils commentaires, et surtout d'être passée sur mon blog jardin 'de marguerite'
C'est un petit peu un blog mal aimé, à commencer par moi, qui le délaisse un peu

Toulouse Photo Day said...

Did you take a bath in the ocean? It is a nice shot. I would like to be in Australia for the next 3 months. Here it's the winter season. bababa..

stéphan

Eric said...

J'adore! And the photo is very good.

Jazzy said...

Nathalie this is utterly beautiful.
so inspiring and wonderful.

Chris & Deb said...

Love the Sculpture set....you've photographed everything beautifully!

Kala said...

look at all that cute footprints in the sand! Lovely! =D