Milan Kuzica: Green Life
In lieu of its regular event, Sculpture by the Sea has unveiled a towering green sculpture at Bondi.
When October rolls around each year, the two-kilometre Bondi–Tamarama coastal walk usually becomes home to a huge free outdoor sculpture exhibition, with the always busy Sculpture by the Sea placing its latest works along the shoreline. But in 2020, that didn't happen. In fact, it won't happen at all this year.
Sculpture by the Sea organisers have advised that the popular event won't next unveil its artworks until the beginning of 2021 — at the earliest. Going ahead depends upon receiving an exemption from NSW Health, which hasn't been received so far, hence the delay.
Still eager to head to the beach and stare at a giant artwork? Sculpture by the Sea has unveiled something in 2020: a large sculpture placed on the end of the south Bondi headland that's designed to be a beacon of hope in this challenging year. Created by Prague based-Slovakian artist Milan Kuzica, it's called Green Life. It reaches ten metres into the sky and yes, it shares that titular colour.
As Kuzica describes it, it looks like "the first shoots of a new plant" — but a giant one. Kuzica also explains the sculpture's relevance to today, noting that "there is an urgency. In a world plagued by a viral pandemic, we are reminded that our future is possible only if we live our lives in harmony with nature".
You can check out Green Life at Marks Park until Monday, December 7.
Images: Gareth Carr.
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