On my last day, my brother Des took me on a quick tour of some arty things in Perth city centre. The bell tower is such a beautiful iconic sculptural building, and the kangaroos, though rather not-my-thing made me laugh because suddenly, there they were, huge, larger than life, hopping along the pavement.
The origami aeroplanes are so simple in concept, yet so dynamic as a sculpture in “folded” metal. Look how the nose is bent from lying into the ground (lower right). It is their scale that makes this sculpture so successful.
We wandered into this cafe for coffee and at first I never noticed that the cups that were embedded into the wall were doing anything (see the bottom picture). Then Des told me to stand back and squint and there was Marilyn, all pixelated. Very clever! Its much easier to see this in a photo than in real life as the photo does the “squinting” for you.
This sculpture is near the art college – the figures are about 3 meters in size. I don’t know the name of this piece so I have called it ‘The Scribble guys’ and I sat down to sketch them because I thought the same idea could be expressed in lettering, preferably three-dimensionally. So here are the two 7 minute drawings.
Sketching figure on a sidewalk i(n) Perth
Drawing life as I passe(d) by
(Spelling always suffers when you write superfast!)