Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A new public artwork by Cass Samms has been installed at Yamba at Turners Beach near the old quarry. Cass Samms Furcula 2011 is four stylised bronze wishbone pieces which interconnect with one another creating an interactive space. The sculpture which is approximately 1.6m wide, 2.7m long and 1m high sits on the edge of the rocks overlooking the beach and river crossing.

The Furcula or wish bones are inspired by the old tradition of pulling a wishbone with a friend to make a wish. These wishbones will bring luck for a safe crossing of the river.
I'm sure that a tradition of rubbing the sculpture for luck will be something my children grow up with - in fact I might start that tradition this weekend.
Thanks Cass for another beautiful sculpture.

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