Saturday, 5 June 2010

Water lily


'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Choi Jeong Hwa
Part of the 17th Biennale of Sydney, this work is located in the Main Pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

20 comments:

Lois said...

It's absolutely amazing! I love the color and the way the red is reflected in the water.

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely photos and nice title for the sculpture but I'm not sure if I like the actual artwork...It looks too plasticky, like one of those big red plastic tomatoes that hold ketchup!

brattcat said...

How is petal position determined?

lewi14 said...

What an amazing lily. And what a wonderful shot. I like the mirroring of the lily on the water too.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

Clytie said...

The color is so vivid - and I too am entranced with the way it reflects on the water!

Katherine said...

Wow this is so beautiful!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a surprise ... I was expecting a traditional water lily shot. This one is a glorious photo or not I like the artwork. Does it open and shut with the daylight?

Ann said...

Hmmmmm. Like the reflection, not sure about the artwork, though no doubt its better than some.

Julie said...

I'm not sure how I feel about the entire thing. It sure is eye-catching though.

Petal position is mechanical. It is very regular and smooth ... up down up down up down ... the sequence taking about 3 minutes.

It is pretty ... but also tacky.

Peter said...

Great perspective with the willow in the fore.

J Bar said...

I haven't seen this yet. I think it's terrific for the Biennale but wouldn't like to see it remain there permanently.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

In Real Life said...

Neat! It does seem a little plastic and odd, but also fun and silly.

Bill said...

Wow, Julie, they must have used a lot of fertilizer on that one. When are you off to Broome?

diane said...

I'm with Jim. It is a great piece of art but not a fixture I hope.

Julie said...

Me too - I hope it is only temporary.

Bill I fly out to Broome via Perth on Tuesday 15th and return Thursday 1st. The granddaughter is due 16th July give or take 14 days.

My SiL wants her home before the finals start in RSA so that they can watch it together of the sofa each night as her mother sleeps. Boys!!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots of a unique artwork. Beautiful reflection too.

Darryl and Ruth : )

eastwitching said...

Love this incredible sculpture - fabulous.

Gunn said...

What a surprise!!

Piyush said...

Now that is a giant water lily :)