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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

June Roof: Here be Dragons

Dragon on a roof

Here’s a handsome devil! Well, dragon really, not devil. Peering down from his perch on a roof in … where? Looks Chinese, doesn’t he? Certainly not very Aussie, strewth! Yet I spotted him in Ettalong, north of Sydney.

June Squares: Roof If you have a photo (or two!) of a roof, join in!