Sculpture in Context: part 2

Following the post yesterday, here are some more photos of the Sculpture in Context exhibition of art at the Botanic Gardens in Dublin. The sculpture can be seen until the 16th October and most of it can be bought as well. There is a €3 catalogue available at the entrance which will let you see the prices; which vary from as little as €300 to – a lot more!

Flotsam and Jetsam by Verona Stellet. I really liked this, perhaps because of the connection with the sea.

Flotsam and Jetsam by Verona Stellet. I really liked this, perhaps because of the connection with the sea.

 

flotsam and jet

And another view

 

But, repeating my reservations about using a botanic garden as a venue for art, I was horrified that the public thought it was acceptable to walk across the borders to get closer to the sculptures. What sort of idiots do this? Well I saw some people doing just that and did say something, but it didn't stop them.

But, repeating my reservations about using a botanic garden as a venue for art, I was horrified that the public thought it was acceptable to walk across the borders to get closer to the sculptures. What sort of idiots do this? Well I saw some people doing just that and did say something, but it didn’t stop them.

 

Burlesque by Mags O'Dea. While I am in a grump I have to say that I think this poor Eucalyptus gunnii must be totally humiliated by having wax 'breasts' stuck on it! Poor tree.

Burlesque by Mags O’Dea. While I am in a grump I have to say that I think this poor Eucalyptus gunnii must be totally humiliated by having wax ‘breasts’ stuck on it! Poor tree.

 

New Life by Agnieszka Krym. This piece of limestone was a puzzle to me and I was not sure what the depression represented unless it was vaguely embryonic. Hmm, not sure

New Life by Agnieszka Krym. This piece of limestone was a puzzle to me and I was not sure what the depression represented unless it was vaguely embryonic. Hmm, not sure

 

Bird Song by Michelle Hannan. On a more positive note I thought these birds were quite cute and looked good among the grasses

Bird Song by Michelle Hannan. On a more positive note I thought these birds were quite cute and looked good among the grasses

 

Stalkers in the Mist by Orla Kaminska. I am not sure if I like these a lot or not but they are interesting and I did like them in situ

Stalkers in the Mist by Orla Kaminska. I am not sure if I like these a lot or not but they are interesting and I did like them in situ

 

...I could see these in a garden

…I could see these in a garden

 

The Swan Lake Ballerina by Vladislav Dainovski. I thought this was a bit literal - putting swan wings on a ballerina - but I am sure lots of people will love it.

The Swan Lake Ballerina by Vladislav Dainovski. I thought this was a bit literal – putting swan wings on a ballerina – but I am sure lots of people will love it.

 

Contemporary Banana by Kevin Pierce. I didn't really go much on the shape of this but the local magpies loved it - maybe because it was shiny

Contemporary Banana by Kevin Pierce. I didn’t really go much on the shape of this but the local magpies loved it – maybe because it was shiny

 

Classical Growth by Ken Drew. Easy on the eye, perhaps because of its classical pretensions.

Classical Growth by Ken Drew. Easy on the eye, perhaps because of its classical pretensions.

 

Plane Tree by Steve Doody. I can't say much about this except that, intriguingly, it appeared to move, presumably because of the colouring and not because of my espresso in the cafe.

Plane Tree by Steve Doody. I can’t say much about this except that, intriguingly, it appeared to move, presumably because of the colouring and not because of my espresso in the cafe.

 

Spring Symphony by David McGlynn. This small piece was exquisitely made and was attracting a lot of attention

Spring Symphony by David McGlynn. This small piece was exquisitely made and was attracting a lot of attention

 

And tomorrow – some plants!

 

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4 Comments on “Sculpture in Context: part 2”

  1. joy
    October 9, 2015 at 8:01 am #

    glad you told people what you thought some times we have to . today I love bird song and would definitely have those in my garden

    • thebikinggardener
      October 9, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

      I think those were for sale for €90 each so although not cheap it would be affordable to have a small flock as a special treat!

  2. derrickjknight
    October 9, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    More great shots

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