Monday, December 10, 2012

Spoon Week: Monday Pics

Last week’s mention of mate Arthur referring to blocks of flats as ‘flocks of bats’ had me thinking of the term for such reversal of letters, spoonerisms. That in turn had me thinking of other things associated with spoons, so that eventually I decided that the rest of the week’s posts would be on the theme of spoons.
Monday is pics day so, today, some pics about spoon art. . .  

Twisted Reality, a sculpture by Tomas Misura in the 2007 Sculptures by the Sea exhibition, an annual display of sculptures on the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. It had a $34,000 price tag but I am unaware as to whether it sold. Misura is a professional blacksmith with a Czech background who now lives at Bondi.

Spoon sculpture by Japanese sculptor Yoshizen. The hands are placed on the figure’s chest to hide a hole in the wood.

Flight from Servitude by Leslie (Les) Christensen, Arkansas, USA. As with most of her sculptures, Christensen uses ordinary, everyday objects (in the present case, spoons) to convey escape, freedom and growth.
On a farm in Cramlington, Northumberland, England.
Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, shown in summer and winter
Jill Townsley, “Spoons” - constructed from over 9,000 plastic spoons and over 3,000 rubber bands, exhibition 2008
Francois Legault, spoon chandeliers
Salt and pepper spoon art
Sculptures, I am unaware of the artist
Sculptor Paul Vendel uses spoons to create bizarre but fascinating sculptures that resemble toxic growths or alien viruses in trees.

A volunteer stands besides a giant spoon and coin replicas surrounded by yellow coin banks for poor children around the world during a charity event by World Vision in central Seoul.


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