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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Space Lights

Metal in Motion
Above: "Space Lights"
I'm not too sure what this piece of metal artwork is supposed to represent, but to me it appears like something from an outer space or futuristic movie. The upturned sheets remind me of flower petals facing the sun. What do you think?


Above: The other side
This shot taken from around the other side. This artwork is near the RACV Club in Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD.

Edit: I received a return phone call from David at the RACV Club who informed me this piece of sculpture is called "Shadow Form III" and was created by Western Australian artist Robert Juniper.

About the artist
Robert, born in Western Australia in the wheatbelt town of Merredin in 1929 studied industrial design and commercial art at the Beckenham School of Art in England before returning home to WA. He paints, teaches art and has held many exhibitions. In 1992, he designed the coat of arms for the Commonwealth Law Courts in Perth and his artwork is held in numerous collections including the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Canberra and art galleries in WA, Queensland and NSW.

In 2011, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the visual arts. You can find out more about Robert Juniper HERE.


Today's quote: At some point we’ve got to stop asking ourselves what is the meaning of everything, maybe it’s not so very important what it means. It’s probably more important what the sense of it is.. they are two very basic and different things ~ Tony Cragg

25 comments:

Steffe said...

Steel Flowers is what I see.

Elisabeth said...

Melbourne's my town, too, Blossom . I'm pleased to meet you here.

Andrew said...

I expect I will sound grumpy, but good public art stops people to admire, to wonder about, to take photos, and interact with. I don't see this work in that category. I must have passed the location many times, but never noticed it.

Regina said...

Beautiful artwork!
Happy new week.

Davine said...

I like most outdoor art and this one is no exception. I see rusty Lily leaves.

ladyfi said...

What a great sculpture!

Reader Wil said...

My first thought was: "Tulips!"For in my front yard there are a lot of tulips flowering now!
Thanks for your visit! Have a lovely new week.

anjoe playhouse said...

I see a plant which has lost the flowers ;-)

wilbo43 said...

I'm alway impressed with the fabulous street art you have in Melbourne whenever we visit your city. These metal statues are great.

George said...

Even though I'm not sure what it is supposed to be, this is interesting. I reminds me of plants reaching up toward the sun.
Thanks for visiting my site.

Small City Scenes said...

Since it is Spring here--I am going to say flower petals because our flowers are just starting to show.

the yellow in my pic is a field of Daffodils. Canola will show up in late summer. Skagit Valley is the largest grower of bulbs (daffs, tulips, Iris) in the US and the fields are gorgeous. It is a late Spring so when the Tulips finally bloom I will picture them also. MB

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis», in a grumpy mood, will be quite pleased when artists learn to make art again rather than things no one can understand or relate to. Whatever this is, it isn't as bad as the Buren columns at Palais Royale in Paris...

Kaori said...

I have friends living in Melbourne. It's very nice to see what a pretty city it is through your photos! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :-D

Fotokarusellen said...

Here is a comment from the other side of the world. Had time today to look closely at your blog. I am impressed and looking forward to follow you.
Have a nice day.

Johnny said...

Hola vieja amiga, tu ciudad luce muy bien gracias a tus fotos. saludos

Kim, USA said...

These is lovely. I like public art.

Birdman said...

I agree. Stop asking questions and just ENJOY!

Dominique said...

Wow... What a beautiful city Melbourne is! I think it is 20 times better than Sydney. It is more fresh and clean. and have many big shopping malls. I Love Melbourne most.

Carletta said...

Interesting sculpture!
I have a propeller on my mind. :)

Thanks for visiting.

Ann said...

what plant is it?

diane b said...

I like its balanced shape it resembles flowers or a tree.

Cezar and Léia said...

The artist is very creative!
I like a lot these sculpture, this kind of street art!
Léia

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Hi BG! We've been out of town for a few days. Thank you so much for all of your delightful comments! Very much appreciated!

The sculpture, I think flowers is it, but as per your last quote, perhaps what it "means" is not as important as the impression it imprints on your mind...

jeannette said...

Always eager to learn about artists I don't know -this one looks like a major one -love the sculpture in your photo.
And thank you for the "follow!"

arabesque said...

i see that you have a knack for sculptures and I can't blame you.
they're eye catching and abstract in a pretty way. ^0^

well captured bfg! ^0^

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.