Thursday, 14 January 2016

Machinery as Sculpture One

#Machinery as #Sculpture One

The OED defines machinery as "having several parts" and being an "instrument that transmits force" ... an instrument ... so a tool that moves however those tools large or small often have sculptural and aesthetic properties.

Lets start the series by looking at two examples from #Sydney

This photography captures the crane itself and an painter's (not me) perceptions of the crane raising up again a blue sky!

Sydney is a working harbour. The next time you catch a ferry or a bus or train  as you move over or along a road or rail track or a bridge with a view of the harbour consider the beauty of various cranes for construction or cargo.

If you have ever been or plan to go into the QVB building near Town Hall if you have the time and have not already seen it go to the top floor and check out the central clock. This is one of the few examples of European style  clocks adorned with moving sculptures in Sydney.  

Both machines both sculptures!? 

Next post in this series we look at armour.