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Old 08-07-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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8/7/2006: 50,000 balls in Aussie artwork



Put this in the "interesting art" category, and here's another thread title that sounds dirty but isn't. Here we have a work titled "Atomix -- Full of Love, Full of Wonder". Artist Nike Savvas (shown in the picture making final adjustments) is Australian, the installation is at the New South Wales Art Gallery.

It represents the "shimmering outback" -- the colors come from the colors of the outback, and the balls are blown with fans so that they move a little bit in the wind. Nice work! I would like to see it in person.

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Old 08-07-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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"Now they know how many balls it takes to fill the Albert Hall..."
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:34 PM   #3
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you can see that she looooooooves the balls
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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Try to walk through there without getting tea-bagged!

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"some balls are held for charity, and some for fancy dress, but when they're held for pleasure they're the balls that I like best"
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:49 PM   #5
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I think Flint wins with AC/DC.

"ball-sucker! ball-sucker! ball-sucker! ball-sucker!"
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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When a cutle little art-chick touches 50,000 balls, everybody wins!
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #7
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Cool!
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:17 PM   #8
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Oh, wow...spatially-oriented pixels! That is frickin' brilliant.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:27 PM   #9
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Not being a baseball fan, it would have been even better if it was all pucks!
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:00 PM   #10
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Puckin' brilliant then.
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:01 PM   #11
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That is exactly what it looks like when you chow ten grams of shrooms.

That is awesome.

I'm there.
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:28 PM   #12
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:45 PM   #13
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Great work! I don't think it would be near as interesting without the mirrors. Imagine it with black background, flourescent balls and black light. Now that would be 'shroomy.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #14
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I really like it.

I don't say that often about art.
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:40 PM   #15
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I really like it.

I don't say that often about art.

ditto - now I think I should go and get myself checked out.

That's a really good installation.
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