Sculptures may be found in gardens, galleries and parks. Sometimes they are found on the beach, a street or in a mall. They can be made of wood, metal, clay, rock or recycled materials.
In Rundle Mall Adelaide. Authorís own photo
I love this sculpture of a girl sliding. She looks so happy and free. I like the fact it is located in a busy shopping mall in the CBD of Adelaide, a city. This is not where you expect to see something depicting freedom and joy. It would be less surprising if this sculpture was in a park. Perhaps it is in the shopping mall to remind shoppers and people running errands on their lunch break to take some time out to be happy and to release their inner child.
One of the three pigs in Rundle Mall. Authorís own photo
The three bronze pigs in Rundle Mall are a bit of fun. They are whimsical. I particularly like this one who is having a look in the bin. Has he found anything interesting? I see these pigs as a reminder not to take life too seriously.
Old style man in Hindley Street Adelaide. Authorís own photo
I like this sculpture of a life sized man which can be found in Hindley Street. With his hat, vest and bow tie he looks like a piece of history. He is just standing there, hands in his pockets watching the world rush by. Is he a reminder to slow down and look around? Perhaps he is saying, like Ferris Bueller, ĎLife moves pretty fast. If you donít stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.í
Boy with a surfboard at Elliston. Authorís own photo
On the cliffs at Elliston on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia there are a number of sculptures. They are made from different materials, are in different styles and of a variety of subjects. One of my favourites is this boy with his bike and surfboard. To me it shows the freedom of youth.
The salmon pole at Elliston. Authorís own photo
Fish heads carved in rock at Elliston. Authorís own photo
Silver fish on Eyre Peninsula. Authorís photo
Individual artists will interpret the same topic in different ways using different materials. These three sculptures on the theme of 'fish' illustrate this. The fish on the salmon pole are made of fibre glass. The salmon pole caught my attention and inspired me to write a short story.
For each sculpture we see, something inspired the artist to create the sculpture. Then, in turn, the sculpture inspires those who see it on display.