Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Friday, March 19, 2010


On our walk around Surfer's Paradise last weekend we came across this sculpture called, "FINS".
I couldn't find an artist's name. One of the fins was covered in hundreds of everyday articles.

It was fascinating to search and recognise items.

Can you see recognisable items?

We walked on down the street and came upon another sculpture. I couldn't find a name or artist mentioned anywhere,

The palm trees were interesting too as they had ferns growing out of the trunk and hanging down while the palm fronds were growing upright.


  1. Great sculpture photos. I'm sure there must be some lost keys in there somewhere, along with the boomerang that didn't come back, etc. Good fun trying to identify things, and amazed at the variety.

  2. Those fins are a great curve shape. I imagine they are refering to surf-boards rather than to sharks!

    The every-day items look very militaristic when done over with the bronze/silver wash or whatever.

    That last sculpture looks like that game from the '70s where you had to twizzle things around to match the colours up.

    I hear you are girding your loins for another weekend of crook weather. Sad to hear about that young surfer today.

  3. Real amazing street art ! I recognized a few things in there ! it's very original at least !

  4. Interesting sculptures, with fanasy everything turns into art. Teh palmtree is wonderful!

    christina, Sweden

  5. Hi Diane

    Many thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your thoughts on education. I think your reasons are along the lines of what I am thinking - particularly the behaviour management.

    Yes- Mum had mentioned you, your love of gardening and naturally the fact your husband is also Swiss. Where do you buy your Raclette Cheese in Brisbane?


  6. Hi Diane, Neat Street 'art'..... The fin is awesome... That's a nice thing to do with all of the little pieces of 'junk' in our lives... I love it!!!!

    I have never seen ferns growing out of a Palm Tree before. That is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. There had to be a boomerang in there! Fascinating.

  8. I would really love to see the thought process behind the artist's creation. Always amazed at how beautiful these things can be, so creative and clever. Great photos Diane. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  9. The sculptures were very interesting. Thanks for this, friend.

  10. I like the fin with everyday items. What a lot of casting for the artist!

  11. I like street art such as this! I recognized a lot of items -- that was soem collection to work with!

  12. Nice shots of the artwork. And that palm tree is different isn't it.

  13. Hey! That boomerang didn't come back... ;)

  14. Great artwork, it was fun looking through all the everyday articles on the one fin. I see lots of items I recognize.

    The palm trees are great but I can't figure out how they got the ferns to grow that way.

  15. What nifty sculptures beautifully photographed and shared. Thanks so much.
    Hugs and blessings,