By ColleenA
Melbourne is host to two great exhibitions....the famous Terracotta warriors in conjunction with an art installation by Cai Guo-Qiang ....his work is phenomenal and all done with gun powder explosions...there are some YouTube videos of his work in progress.... I have no idea how to attach a YouTube video so if anyone wants to attach it for me ....
One of his installations is an enormous flock of 10,000 porcelain starlings swarming overhead...starlings create a murmuration that is mesmerising to watch. This installation not only creates awe but also quiet contemplation. He has hung this flock to resemble a three dimensional shanshui landscape.
My lead shows a small corner of the installation, need to go back with a wide lens.
Here a a few of my favourite photos of the bids, each one of them placed into the gunpowder.
Tomorrow I値l show you the huge cloth prints he makes with gunpowder

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
9 Aug 2019 7:02AM
Outstanding work Colleen - beautifully pictured.
Amazing to see through your lens.
Must have taken ages to mount that exhibit - especially as the 'starlings' are not all in the same pose.

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9 Aug 2019 7:33AM
Amazing!! Positioning of the lady with red bag just in the right place as well as giving the artwork a sense of scale.
9 Aug 2019 8:51AM
Great set

9 Aug 2019 9:06AM
What a wonderful display of this amazing creation, Colleen.
Your excellent images have certainly done it full justice.

9 Aug 2019 9:09AM
absolutely fascinating
and a video:

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
9 Aug 2019 9:35AM
Great shots Colleen.In the interest of fair play I have counted every bird and I declare V1 is the winner !!!
9 Aug 2019 10:35AM
Your lovely composition in your lead image get's this excellent set off to a flying start, Colleen.
Thanks Leo, for the vid' Wink Fascinating stuff.

Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 11:21AM
Incredible instillation Colleen. A true work of love.
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Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 11:25AM
Agree with Alfie- the lead image is good use of the lady with orange /red bag.
Great installation.
I saw something about the Gunpowder artist on TV.
Not something I'll be trying!
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
9 Aug 2019 11:38AM
Fascinating Colleen, an excellent exhibit with wonderful photographic potential.
Love your lead image and V3. Gunpowder as an artistic medium is genius.
Thanks for the video Leo.

CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 12:05PM
The lead works so well with the lady and her big red bag.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
9 Aug 2019 12:31PM
A really beautifully innovative installation. Fascinating!
Your photography of it is excellent as well.....especially the lead.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
9 Aug 2019 12:47PM
That's amazing, Colleen. At first glance, I thought they were real until I realised they were indoors! Must have taken many hours to hang all those. Have to go for the images with people in them, the lead being my fave, for that large red bag 👍
Trev 😀
9 Aug 2019 2:35PM
A great set of photos Colleen!
Good work!

Arne Smile
9 Aug 2019 2:38PM
I really thought they birds were real until I read your post. That is great. I like the composition Colleen.

9 Aug 2019 3:03PM
Stunning and exhausting , Colleen!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

9 Aug 2019 3:20PM
Great art installation & superb image in this set, ColleenSmileSmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 5:40PM
A terrific exhibition and well captured
Stunning images - love them all but am winging the gong to you especially for the lead and Versions 1 and 3!
Glorious! (I don't think I'll purchase a porcelain bird however as that sort of money could by me a bigger shed!
Sorry. BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush)
That is amazing Colleen. Pam
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2019 12:59AM
How very beautiful. Outstanding work Colleen... One of your very best.
Sorry I have no awards left... Isabel GrinGrin
13 Aug 2019 12:19AM
Stellar shots , V 1 for me with the person adding some scale to the scene. Thanks for introducing me to gunpowder art ...who would have thought
Cheers Walt

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