Weird & Wonderful

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr Seuss

 Here are some clever and attractive and at the same time unusual and strange pieces of art. hope you enjoy. For Lens Artist Photo Challenge and for Photographing Public Art Challenge

The following can be found in The William Ricketts Sanctuary in Mount Dandenong. It is a place of serenity and quiet reflection while appreciating the sculptures of artist, William Ricketts. William Ricketts was an Australian potter and sculptor, born in Richmond, Victoria, in 1898, He settled permanently in Mount Dandenong, Victoria, in 1934. 

The following are sculptures at the Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden in Marysville, Victoria. This garden was completely destroyed in February 2009 in the Black Saturday fires. Bruno chose to stay in Marysville to rebuild his home, his studio and restore the gardens. So today this is the new home of the original and mystical artworks of sculptor and painter Bruno Torfs.


  1. These are great examples of weird and wonderful, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Miriam! I love them ❤️

  2. XingfuMama says:

    That is a great quote!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, Dr Seuss is funny and witty at the same time!

  3. Cath Moore says:

    These are really wonderful and so weird I’ve never heard of this place

    1. Teresa says:

      These two places are in Victoria and they are not very popular but still definitely not to be missed.

  4. picpholio says:

    Indeed a little bit strange an uncommon but at the same time also beautiful, just like in a fairy tale.

  5. Rather odd pieces these, but they seem to fit very nicely to their surroundings

  6. Oh my, these are amazing! I can hardly imagine how it is to stroll and encounter something like any of these! Beautiful photos too.

  7. Toonsarah says:

    I love the sculptures and the quote from Seuss!

  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh these are weird and wonderful. This fits in so well with both challenges 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Cee.

  9. So fabulous!!! 😍

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Tiffany 🙏🏻

  10. Leya says:

    I love your gallery of weird sculptures, Teresa. Wonderful in a very special way – so expressive and mysterious. Their setting is beautiful as well. The lady in red and the last one are my favourites. Thank you for showing us!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks A-C the lush greeneries definitely add to the beauty of the place.

      1. Leya says:

        It does!

  11. maristravels says:

    Very weird indeed. I’m not sure I’d fancy wandering around here alone, I’m a bit fanciful at the best of times and I think I’d be looking over my shoulder in case ….

    1. Teresa says:

      I guess you could say that. 😂 being alone in a place like this is eerie. But then again this is a public park with entry and exit door so you’ll be safe.

  12. Ju-Lyn says:

    I love Dr Seuss, weird & wonderful, and your sculptures!
    Bruno’s work is so fabulously situated amongst the greenery – so sad that his previous garden was lost; it must have been quite an effort to rebuild.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, that was amazing how he was able to bring the place back to life. When everyone else left the place he persevered to restore it in its original location.

      1. Ju-Lyn says:

        That’s resilience & extreme perseverance!!!

        1. Teresa says:

          Definitely 👍🏼

  13. What a great find of the weird and wonderful sculptures in this forest garden.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Aletta ❤️

  14. Alison says:

    Such wonderful works of art Teresa

    1. Teresa says:

      I agree with that 100% … very talented individuals!

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