|A day at the Mclelland outdoor sculpture gallery in Melbourne|
images and impressions by ralph klimek VK3ZZC May 2015
copyleft, these images may only be reused for all metaphysical purposes.
copyright on the artworks belongs to their creators and the Mclelland Gallery
The Mclelland Outdoor Sculpture Park is a must see for those that love or loathe modern sculpture, situated at Frankston is a beautifull outdoor bushwalk setting. Enjoy a picnic lunch, learn about modern art, you too can become a Certified Modern Art Critic. Explore the metaphysical dichotomy, and underscore the surrealism of the underlying metaphor of whatever it is the skulptures are about. Become an instant internationally renowned modern Art critic !
steffy, gets modern art
I foolishly attempt to take over ze vurld with this fiendish creation
|this panel left existentially blank|
|This is actually a very cunning piece of art. The hammer is real and appears to be carved of the stone which is has metaphorically broken. A true existential dichotomy|
steffy gets it too !
|tensegrity.....this inspires me to create my own piece of modern art.|
|there are many
creations here executed in stainless steel, some , like this to a
mirror finish. This has only recently become possible due to the
decreasing cost of the material and CAD/CAM||I would also like very much a radio mast like this at my QTH. She-who-must-be-obeyed does not share my passion||texture in carved wood, very large|
this is just plain disturbingly Hitlerian and just a tad political
|I take a keen interest in naval history, I see heavy gauge Naval Ordnance here.||Steffy sees the stones for what they are|
|a nice Political work here. Warning , here be subversives !|
hollow steal. massive and striking. only possible in this age of numerically controlled cutting tools. This would have been almost impossible without CAD/CAM assistance
dammit, even if it actually IS just a large
tub of abatoir waste, tastefully executed in Bronze
and steel drums||and thoughfully placed near the cafeteria entrance. I wonder if they serve pies ?|
Melbournes version of Russia's infamous Krasnoyarsk over the horizen radar.
This piece demonstrates that to exist as Art it requires niether purpose, form, representation or even a meaning; as this massive piece amply demonstrates. It mocks and defies its critics by the shear fact of its creation and continued existance
|this is a real work o' art. Its execution is magnificent, but disturbing in some way||steffy gets modern art . He really liked this. So did I . |
is superb. A keen artists eye
spots a visual spectacular at the
junkyard. Steffy really liked this one. It
actually is visually striking !|
this image does not do due justice to the vortex
A giant glowing amoeba. Looks nice in the dark shade. The sad thing about modern mechatronic art is its limited lifetime when exposed to the elements
Steffy and Tristan contemplate the surrealism of the underlying metaphor
I dunno, its a fiberglass shell....why ?
|but wait, there is more...another day|
this cube of wire wobbles at you menacingly when twanged
traffic light out of place and out of time still commands mindless
obedience on a road to nowhere. The dragon warned us of bad things
going on in Bjelke_Pettersans Queensland. It is actually a very
striking and lifelike dragon. The torus makes me think of the ITER
project. It is all in the numbers.|
Warning, here be ordnance.
The tree of life by Phillip Price
|who remembers Icarus at Melbourne Airport ?|
|OH, thats just great, so now I think I am a famous modern artiste too, huh?|
"The Spanner of No "
mixed media, found objects, wood, perspex, chutzpah, metal, magnet and chrome-vanadium spanner. 2015
Cower, Oh, my minions, as I unveil the modern wonder "Nietzsche". Inspired by my visit to the Mclleland Gallery. It now causes existential dichotomies at my place of work. Yes it actually does levitate. My colleagues who are a lot less pretentious than me spontaneously renamed it to " The Spanner of No ".
I am not a modern artiste, I am not even an artist. I am not an art critic.
I accept things and people for what they are and for the positive experience they can share with me.
The visit to the Mclelland outdoor sculpture park showed my something interesting. I long time ago I would have
sided with the skeptics who rightfully say that this is all a load of balony and "what a pile of junk" , It is ,however,amazing what can be achieved with just a pile of junk and some chutzpah. It takes some bravery to assert that a pile of welded bashed up junk can ever be art. I have worked and assisted artists in my sojern at Monash University, they have shared their insights with me. I can now reveal to you their secret. The purpose of modern art sculpture is not technically brilliant representation of whatever it is the sculpture is about, it is not about that causation of metaphysical rifts in the fabric of existential reality ( all thought it actually maybe so ), nor is it about the making of a fast buck. There are not many to be had in Professional Art, anyway. It is about getting people to talk, to each other, maybe nothing more than a embarrased cackle or a pretentious exposition about hidden meaning and political expression. No, really, people will talk to each when confronted with something odd, pretentious, frankly foolish and just a little subversive. It becomes a minor nexus for drawing conversation from people that would otherwise remain silent.
So, thus inspired , I created the above piece of modern art. It is nothing more than a spanner levitated by a powerful magnet. It has created an existential dichotomy and caused my colleagues at work who are all skeptical, hard bitten, physical professional engineers to stop by my desk and gawk. And talk, about more metaphysical things, and then, maybe, a bit of shop.
I pompously declare my artwork title "Nietzsche" ( now you try spelling that !) after the completely bonkers German philosopher. Nonsence, suggest my colleagues. After much deliberation they self title it " The Spanner of No " .
My little work succeeded in its purpose. It caused people to stop and talk about things other than the mundane.