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Kristen Morgin: Nostalgic Sculptures Made From Dust

Thursday 10.10.2013 , Posted by

Kristen Morgin

Imagine that you take a sip of what you think is soda and you are startled to find that it is actually milk. There is a taste bud vertigo-sensation where your brain processes this entire experience: First, total confusion, then, recognition of the new substance, followed by an epiphany of what just happened, and finally, humor when you reflect on how silly the whole scenario was. This mind-blowing mental process is just like experiencing one of Kristen Morgin’s unfired clay sculptures. Kristen Morgin makes realistically aged objects from completely unfired clay… pretty much compressed dust. [Read more...]

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Bizarre Sexualized Animal Sculptures By Beth Cavener

Tuesday 10.08.2013 , Posted by

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You walk into a room and find yourself eye-level with two erect human phallus on a pair of reared, making out, homoerotic goats. Welcome to Beth Cavener Stichter’s sculpture exhibit. Don’t expect to feel comfortable in a gallery featuring these larger than life ceramic beauties.  Beth Cavener Stichter  successfully exploits our cultural fascination with sex with a positive goal: to lead the viewer through a self-critical journey of creepy situations, which keep you mesmerized by the curiosity of sexual deviance. [Read more...]

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Home Sweet Tome: A House Cut Into A Book

Monday 10.07.2013 , Posted by

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Danish artist Olafur Eliasson reminds us to never judge a book by its cover. Better known for his public installations and sculptural work, Eliasson’s book Your House brings architectural scale to a microscopic level. Out of 454 pristine pages, Eliasson laser-cuts the negative space of his Copenhagen home, each sheet serving as a paper-thin cross section that gives shape to tiny doors, stairways, and window frames. [Read more...]

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Liquid Solids: Mindbending Ceramic & Stainless Steel Masterpieces Sculpted by Hand

Saturday 10.05.2013 , Posted by

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It’s hard to say what is most impressive about Johnson Tsang’s sculptures. The sheer technical skills involved in creating such realistic details, the amazing fluid continuity between the parts, the way solids are made to look like flowing liquids, or the powerful messages behind some of them? In this first compelling sculpture, we see a gun melting and, as the liquid pools below, it begins to form the face of Buddha, suggesting that the power is in our hands to end violence, which will lead to peace on Earth. Human faces are common in Tsang’s works appearing in flower petals and ceramic splashes flowing from tea cups. Each piece looks remarkably fragile, yet is sculpted so perfectly that it stands strong. [Read more...]

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Dirty Little Secrets: Sarah Rosado Creates 3D Illustrations Sculpted From Dirt

Thursday 10.03.2013 , Posted by

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Collecting dirt from local parks, NYC-based artist Sarah Rosado transforms what many people find ugly into lovely illustrations, capturing their ephemeral beauty at the perfect moment before they disappear. We’ve seen this sculpting technique done with food all over the internet, but food in itself is appealing to our senses; Rosado instead uses the soil that gives the nutrients to all we deem edible. Calling her project Dirty Little Secrets, she hopes to have 100 images when the set is complete and has finished 43 so far. Arranging the brown dirt to contrast on a white background to shape it into everyday objects like a camera or steaming cup of tea, she uses her camera to preserve the short-term sculptures forever. [Read more...]

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Soft Warm Clothes Carved from Cold Hard Stone

Thursday 10.03.2013 , Posted by

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Marble as a medium has been used since ancient days, reaching perhaps its height of perfection during the Roman era – with finely carved busts of gods and man. The material has an almost magic quality, able to reproduce the forms of other materials in convincing detail, texture and form – but it’s never been used for sculptures like these before. Alex Seton, a Sydney-based artist, has been reproducing everyday goods, from t-shirts and sweatshirts, to full track suits. [Read more...]

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A Mid-Century Museum Transforms into an Art Space, Inviting Viewers to Step Inside the Exhibits

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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“Look, but don’t touch… and certainly don’t walk into the display case!” Most museums in the past were treasure houses of artifacts that were strictly off limits from human interaction; “and don’t you dare touch that stuffed mountain lion!” But today we’re seeing an increasing number of museums encouraging patrons to reach out and interact with the exhibits around them – after all, we do have 5 senses. Alois Kronschlaeger’s recent project Habitat took the wonderfully mid-century Mammal Hall of the former Grand Rapids Public Museum, transforming it into a site-specific installation that re-imagined what a museum could be in fabulously creative and interactive ways. [Read more...]

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Immersive 3D Paintings on Layers of Transparent Film: An Interview with Artist David Spriggs

Wednesday 09.25.2013 , Posted by

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To walk beside a painting by Canadian artist David Spriggs is an experience not to be missed. His works tread neatly along an unusually blurred frontier between sculpture and painting, greeting viewers with an all encompassing vision that powerfully touches on the ethereal. How does he realize such arresting pieces? By meticulously painting on hundreds of sheets of thin, transparent film.

What results are powerful cyclonic forms frozen before our eye; three dimensional figures that float in space; and intense fields of color so tangible you could reach out and touch them… almost. [Read more...]

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Call to Action: A Massive Sculpture With A Message for Mankind Carved Entirely Out of Driftwood

Tuesday 09.17.2013 , Posted by

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As humans, we hold the whole world in our hands. Never before has any species had as much of an impact on the environment as we do- whether we continue to destruct the Earth or make a change and protect it for future generations remains to be seen. To bring awareness to this issue, 59 year old sculptor Paul Baliker created this massive 13ft x 13ft driftwood sculpture. Using chainsaws, rotary grinders, and sanders, he spent 6 months carving the beautiful wildlife creatures into cedar driftwood that he gathered along the Gulf of Mexico. [Read more...]

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From Guns to Drums: The Disarm Project Creates Mechanized Musical Instruments from Dangerous Weapons

Monday 09.16.2013 , Posted by

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Pedro Reyes is taking a notoriously dangerous element in his country – guns – and transforming them into musical instruments programmed to play surprisingly catchy music. In doing so, the Mexico City native is subverting the original purpose for these weapons, taking something that could have taken life, and instead enhancing lives through musical creativity. He calls his project Disarm. [Read more...]

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