Two Blue Mountains artists have very different works on show at the world’s largest annual free outdoor sculpture exhibition — Sculpture by the Sea — until November 4.
An estimated 500,000 visitors are expected to stroll along the coastal walkway between Bondi and Tamarama beaches to see more than 100 works by artists including Katoomba’s Ian Swift and Blackheath’s Clara Hali.
It is Ian’s ninth time in the exhibition and he has scored a prime vantage point for his sculptures which spells out the word ‘life’.
Clara Hali took eight months to produce her 500kg bronze entry, called The Cascade.
While the subject is a natural landform, Clara said it ended up having an art deco apperance as the creative process flowed.
“In the rugged terrain here in the Blue Mountains you will find huge masses of rocks balanced precariously on each other,” she said.
“Life is also a precarious balance and so this (sculpture) is a really good metaphor for the human condition, which I’ve always been interested in.”
For more information, visit sculpturebythesea.com.