Ironically the first work approaching from Bondi Beach was a collaborative Aboriginal work – a giant crocodile constructed from ghost nets and it seemed to set the tone for this year which hosted a menagerie of assorted creatures. The same collective Ghostnets Australia, also produced the white dog.
The sculpture interspersed with pets, joggers, children and art critics ( the photo below in no way suggests this is an art critic) also attracted the wildlife and crows protested themselves over the placement of foreign shapes in their world. The immensity of the works were quickly dismissed by a sudden spout and a flick of a massive white flipper of a whale just a hundred or so meters away. A mother and baby danced around the headland and left heading south like us to Tamarama Beach. Not far from that spot away from the sculptures was another artwork, a giant carved whale (or maybe shark) etched into the stone by the original owners of this land on the edge of the cliff. No marker or attention drawn in order to keep the sanctity of the work and this site protected.
A reminder of our place in the world, clinging to the edge.