Travel Theme: Sculpture

It was early morning and the sky was that typical Mediterranean blue when we decided to hit the beach. Normally, we are afternoon beach goers with a full tummy and want nothing more than to sink into the warm afternoon sand and snooze off a traditional Sardinian lunch, but not today. Today we packed our bags earlier than the birds.

Sculpture is the art of intelligence. – Pablo Picasso

Sculpture by Jennifer Avventura 2013

Surprised to find my favourite beach littered with makeshift bamboo sculptures/shade-shelters I knew this was my moment to capture the weekly travel theme. I was even more surprised to find the beach completely … empty.

Sculpture by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian life (2)

In the summer months, particularly in the afternoon, this beach is packed with tourists and locals alike. It was a great welcome to have this stretch of beach to ourselves, if only for an hour.

Sculpture by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian Life (3)It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture. – Tom Stoppard

I got a little lucky with this week’s travel theme. This week I didn’t have to go out searching for objects to photograph. These sculptures just came to me.

This is my response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Sculpture.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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7 Responses to Travel Theme: Sculpture

  1. colonialist says:

    In the UK, too, we found that beaches are fairly deserted early, and hordes come by afternoon. Here the early mornings are popular for beachgoing.
    The kids and I did some structures like that the other day. I didn’t even know we were creating sculpture! 🙂

  2. Very cool sculpture … I love the little beach shade umbrellas in Cuba, this reminds me of them a little, or more like a Canadian teepee.

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    Now these really are cool Jennifer.

  4. The Hook says:

    Simple, yet utterly fascinating.

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