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Let sleeping dragons lie

Sleeping dragon sculpture, Darling Point, Sydney

Sleeping dragon sculpture, Darling Point, Sydney

How cute is this snoozing dragon? 🙂 I came across him (her?) last weekend while exploring my new neighbourhood. My plan was to get the ferry from Darling Point to Double Bay — an absurdly short 5-minute ride, but living on the harbour is a novelty and ferries have always been a treat, so why walk? I was delighted to find this wee dragon curled up beside a pond near the ferry wharf.

But, I was not sure the dragon, which is carved, qualified as a sculpture. All good, though: Subtractive sculpture involve removing material from a large piece to achieve a sculptural form. Woodcarving and stone carving are both examples of subtractive sculpture. (source)

Sleeping dragon sculpture, Darling Point, Sydney

Sleeping dragon sculpture, Darling Point, Sydney

Posted as part of Sculpture Saturday

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14 thoughts on “Let sleeping dragons lie

  1. He/she’s lovely, with just enough sense of power to keep us guessing. The shortest ferry rides are sometimes more memorable than the longer ones. I’m glad you have one to enjoy so close by.

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    • Adorable — until he wakes up!
      On a different note — I saw the most incredible “lines” today! Did I have a camera, even my phone? Nope. 😦 Walking to work through a large park-like area, I saw hundreds of police in dress uniform marching and turning and stopping “on a dime”. Such lines! Such precision! Only a memory, alas. (It was police remembrance day — don’t know the official name — and there was something happening at a nearby memorial.)

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