Scherven wolk, 140 x 100 x 95 cm, 2010
Paper has got to be one of the most versatile mediums ever. You can make marks on it, dye it, cut shapes from it. And, as artist Peter Gentenaar shows, sculpt it into stunning complex forms. Gentenaar “grows” these organic ethereal structures by attaching wet . . . → Read More: Peter Gentenaar sculpts paper into large organic forms
Architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell have collected 3500 wayward earrings, and other assorted jewelry pieces, to create an enormous chandelier. Standing 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) high and 1 meter (3.2 feet) wide, the dazzling lighting fixture is housed inside a glass house on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in . . . → Read More: “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell
“The Machine in the Ghost” 2013 Carved and polychromed wood. 2100 individual elements. Shown installation is 8′ x 19′
“The Machine in the Ghost” is an installation consisting of 2400 individually crafted pencils positioned like darts along a wall. Created by Minnesota based artist Kenneth Steinbach, the work explores the narratives and memories attached to . . . → Read More: “The Machine in the Ghost” an installation of 2400 pencils pierced along a wall by Kenneth Steinbach
Lying on a side table, a lace doily is a symbol of refinement and femininity. Change the scale of that doily and add them to other giant sized doilies and suddenly the mass of crochet takes on an overpowering and even threatening air. In “Keeping Up Appearances” Southern California based artist Ashley V. Blalock built an ongoing, . . . → Read More: Giant Crochet Doilies overflow the walls of a gallery by Ashley V. Blalock
“big bang” 60″ x 60″ colored pencils 2009
Pencils, old cassette tapes, discarded plastic 6-pack holders, old polariod photos, and more. New York based artist David Poppie takes these everyday materials and constructs some fascinating sculptural works.
Poppie says, “… utilizing the formal issues that interest me, based in the Minimalist school, I am . . . → Read More: David Poppie turns everyday objects into art
“Hunks” 2010 sheepskin, 225 cm high
Some sculptural work by Netherlands based artist Marjolijn Mandersloot.
Clearly favoring animal forms, Mandersloot plays with unexected mediums to build her creations. A set of 7-feet tall gorillas made from sheepskin. A bear with leather-looking skin composed of bronze, aluminium, stainless steel.
From the artist’s statement, “… even . . . → Read More: Gorillas in sheepskin and other surprises by Marjolijn Mandersloot
This past summer artist Charlotte Smith installed several hundred light bulbs in front of a large window of a galvanizing shop at the Chatham Historic Dockyard (Kent, England). Smith’s work explores the relationship between light and space. In “Ephemeral Rays” the positioning of the installation over a large window overlooking the sea forced the . . . → Read More: “Ephemeral Rays” an installation of several hundred light bulbs by Charlotte Smith
I am intrigued by this installation which contains porcelain sculptures of kangaroos wearing knitted bodysuits.The artist, Irene Nordli, allows the knitwear as serve as a pouch which allows the baby marsupial to stay close, serving the same function as a pouch on an actual kangaroo. Placed in garments similar to wet-suits, each kangaroo strikes . . . → Read More: “Kenguland” knitwear and porcelain sculptures of kangaroos by Irene Nordli
France based artist Benedetto Bufalino creates humorous public art installations. A car turned upside down and planted with bamboo. A telephone booth sealed and filled with fish. Bicycles enclosed with sheets of recycled cardboard.
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This year at the Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, there is a staircase that lets adventurous climbers reach the clouds. Surreal.
The sculptural installation by artist David McCracken only looks like a never-ending staircase from certain angles. Playing with perspective, McCracken crafted a replica of a staircase that decreases in size as . . . → Read More: An infinite stairway to heaven by David McCracken