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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Wind Contrivance


This large, bronze sculpture created by Pauline Fraser in 1995. It features vegetables, fish and an Aboriginal fishing net, and takes a whimsical look at the relationship between the land and the city, tradition and lifestyle, production and consumption.

Contrivance stands outside the Queen Victoria Market - an appropriate place - a centrepoint between land and city and a cipher through which the country harvest is distributed to city dwellers.
About the artist
Born on Christmas Island in 1953, Pauline Fraser studied sculpture at Monash University and RMIT and her works have been exhibited widely in Australia. This work was sculpted at her studio at Lurg, 20 kms from Benalla and cast at the Meridian Foundry in Fitzroy. The medium used was bronze, red gum and Harcourt granite.


7 comments:

B SQUARED said...

It's kind of interesting to look at without knowing the meaning.

Small City Scenes said...

I like city sculptures. They are quite a few out here although I never seem to get into the cities. I like this one and the explanation too. MB

AB said...

And the contrivance seems to have a pumpkin. Very seasonal -- or perhaps not if you are in Australia!

Just Kim said...

I got your link from the help forum. This is a gorgeous site! You take amazing pictures.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks for your comments.

B Squared - Contrivance often draws fascinated crowds, all wondering what it means.

Small City Scenes - There are 125 around Melbourne that I know of.

AB - I should think pumpkins in great demand soon, for people who celebrate Halloween. It isn't a celebration over here, although companies eager to cash in on consumer spending would like it to be.

Just Kim - Thaat's nice of you to say so, thank you for the compliment.

Sonia. said...

take the pumpkin to decorate my door this month =0D

interesting artistic concept.

hugs!!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Yes it is interesting, Sonia. The 'artistic soul' needs a good imagination as well as talent.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.