Sculpture
Sculpting with Water

Sculpting with Water

The end result looks just like a sculpture. More accurately, a photograph of a sculpture. Photography is essential when sculpting with water, because water, of course, doesn’t hold shape. Weather these are sculptures on the photographs below, or simply photographs, we will let art historians agree upon. What we can say, looking at these one...
Dreaming of Japan

Dreaming of Japan

For Katsuyo Aoki, dreams of Japan are predictive dreams. Since he’s both from Japan and the dreamer in question, we can understand that, in this, probably a reduced manner. If we were to understand this initial premise better, a deeper knowledge of Japan’s cultural heritage is needed. We can, still, say a few more words...
Bookshapes

Bookshapes

At a first glance you might not notice, but those are actually books down there. Some were soaked in a bathtub, some just aged correctly and to some, horrible things were done. However, no important books were used as subjects in Cara Barer‘s sculpting/photography project. One of the books below is “Houston yellow pages” and...
The Fast Installations

The Fast Installations

Every year for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Gerry Judah creates a really big sculpture/installation to celebrate a different car manufacturer. So far 15 of the world’s best car companies have been represented – Jaguar being the latest and Ferrari the first, back in 1997. Other than sculpting, Mr. Judah paints, and designs sets for...
Guess what it's made of

Guess what it’s made of

And who would have guessed it’s wood… Not just any wood, but wood people have discarded and Diederick Kraaijeveld, a self taught Dutch artist, salvaged himself. His favorite are dismantled wooden floors from old buildings, which he loves for the patina time has created, and for which he gets tipped off from all around town....
"Noblesse Oblige"

“Noblesse Oblige”

Nobility obliges, is the translation of the French phrase in the post title and also the name of a series of Scott Campbell‘s work. In a wider sense of it, a nobleman must behave noble or, anyone is expected to behave in accordance with their stature. Consider this when viewing the images below. On a...
Uribe's Concepts

Uribe’s Concepts

Seems we are dealing here with a man not of this world. When we learn a use an object has, habituate our dealings with it, it takes a lot of brainpower, or a different brain, to be able to transform it. Our world is abundant in objects with practical, narrow uses and we keep making...
Beasts of the Beach

Beasts of the Beach

If he was creating during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Theo Jansen would have posed a very big philosophical and practical problem for them. Though he is not a self-proclaimed one, Mr. Jansen was called God. Because he creates new forms of life. He is ignoring the boundaries of two fields that are his...
Leaves of Paper

Leaves of Paper

Though it’s not all that uncommon to see paper used in sculpting, we can’t remember seeing anything like what Jen Stark does. She cuts, folds and arranges differently colored sheets of paper to create complicated shapes, often inspired by natural occurrences. Microscopic patterns, wormholes and anatomical cross sections – anything that displays a complex pattern, really –...