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GREAT SALT ART AT SCULPTURE@BATHERS

Posted in art, fremantle, sculpture by freoview on March 15, 2015

I love Simon Gilby’s sculpture made out of salt at SCULPTURE@BATHERS. It is meant to react to the elements, and water, wind and salt corrosion will slowly make it disappear and only its skeleton will remain.

The weather came in sooner than Simon might have hoped for so the decay was quite visible this morning, but it makes it fascinating and intriguing to look at. Small mounts of salt underneath it take it back to how it all began.

It’s nice to see an artist not just wanting a commercial return for his work but simply exploring new creative avenues for his art. Great work, Simon!

The S@B show is on at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach till March 29 but Gilby’s work might not last the distance, so go and see it soon. It is very close to the South Mole.

Roel Loopers

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