Pictured in this post are some of my favourites...enjoy.
I loved all of the Alberto stick figures and have already written a post featuring most of these clever sculptures, so click on the red link below to see them if you haven't already -
The Sum is All About the Hole Alberto
I've also written a post about this artwork above and the little real life butcher bird that was hanging around this piece in the red link below -
Another Orb at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival?
One thing about all the rain over that weekend at the festival was the puddles that formed on the ground which made the fish look like they were flying over a stream.
Even though it did rain a fair bit on the weekend, it was bearable weather ;-)
And the pig loved the muddy conditions, but seemed too stoned to take flight over the rainbow -
Is 2016 the Year of the Pig in Byron Bay...or For Just Getting Stoned?-)
But it really was weather for ducks and these ducks reminded me of the ones Michael Leunig draws in his works of art.
|I added this book to my collection of Leunig toons over the weekend|
|Michael Leunig at the 2016 Byron Bay Writer's Festival|
|Works of art that you could eat and admire at the same time|
|Even works of art that you could drink and admire|
Even nature itself was a work of art at the festival I thought.
|Nature's artwork over the 'Yellow Brick Road Pavilion' of all places :-)|
|Just Watching the Wheels Go Round?-)|
When I saw the above artwork it reminded me of something I'd expect to see at MONA in Tasmania and then I read the sign and saw that the artist was named David Walsh.
MONA: Sex X and Death +
I thought surely not the David Walsh owner of MONA, but when I asked around it was a local artist with the same name.
|The white heron, or whatever bird it was reminded me of Michael Leunig's cartoon duck|
|All I have to do is frame and sign this picture now;-)|
|Victor del Arbol, Louise Doughty, Emily Maguire and Luke Stegemann|
And Kate Forsyth even displayed her artwork for me at the book signing tent when she was signing her book for me and having a chat.
When Kate told me about the cat's eye shell with the spiral pattern on it, I couldn't help but tell her my theory of the spiral on the drink canister in the movie 'The Revenant' -
The Secret of 'The Revenant'
It certainly was a wet weekend that the festival fell on this year and I wondered why, but then it all made sense when I read this passage on page 275 in Magda's book about the scapegoating being gay used to get you, "We were blamed for the transience of our relationships, the illness we contracted, for pestilence, misfortune and bad weather"....especially those rainbows on Friday ;-)
Magda Szubanski, Rainbows, The 2016 Byron Bay Writer's Festival, Jung and Synchronicity
Although, just like in the movie 'Babe' the sun did shine in the end.