More Photos of Sculptures by the Sea 2012

Here are a few more of the sculptures I saw on Monday on the Coogee Beach to Bondi walk.  My favourite is the giant windchime forest made out of 222 huge bamboo poles with whirring attachments (Balinese scarecrows).  The collective of artists and architects who produced it built it in honour of the 222 victims of the Bali bombing and named it Mengenang, the Indonesian word for memory.   They reminded me of the little hand-held spinning mini windmills that used to be sold at the Easter Show.  As the wind was so fierce they were making a really loud humming noise, which could be heard for quite a distance.  I also loved the quirky rabbit man and dog woman on the donkey.

This one reminded me of a mixture of a seal and an old Viking boat.
The bamboo windchime forest
Another view of the windchimes furiously whirring away with Bondi Beach in background.

Dog man and rabbit woman on donkey

Quotes About Memory (


“There either is or is not, that’s the way things are. The colour of the day. The way it felt to be a child. The saltwater on your sunburnt legs. Sometimes the water is yellow, sometimes it’s red. But what colour it may be in memory, depends on the day. I’m not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.”

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