We’ve shared our love of Wim Delvoye’s scrimshaw-like tire carvings before, and now we want to bring you the rebel Belgian artist’s equally beautiful metal sculptures. Like his tires, these artworks take a subject infrequently – or maybe never – associated with the concept of delicate beauty: heavy construction vehicles. He’s taken the massive forms of these machines and translated them into latice-like structures of delicate metal. All of it is inspired by Gothic architecture and cathedrals. [Read more...]
Peter McFarlane lives in an artistic world of possibilities, one which challenges him to remix the objects of life and create captivating, re-contextualized forms. After his first job working on a factory assembly line taught him a deep suspicion of technology, much of his work has revolved around examining the affect of technology and consumption on our culture. The metal work we bring you here sees chainsaws reworked into fanciful birds and whales, while spoons become bird nests and saw blades become farming implements. [Read more...]
Swirling bands of polished stainless steel form a moving, morphing bust in this fantastic sculpture by Czech artist David Černý. Installed in the mirroring pond of Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, the massive 14-ton sculpture only takes the form of a head when all of it’s sliced pieces are aligned – the rest of the time they circle in mesmerizing 360 degree patterns. For more on Černý and the piece, titled Metalmorphosis, see his website davidcerny.cz, stop by flickr for more images or see this live webcam to see what the sculpture is doing at the moment. [Read more...]
Using the huge pile of scrap metal and discarded objects surrounding his warehouse like art studio, artist Andrew Smith makes large, kinetic art pieces that perform for the viewer. He says his works rarely start with a definite plan, but as he bolts, welds and cuts, they grow with the spontaneous inspiration created by the random variety of objects he has on hand.
For more on his captivating work, see his website andrewsmithart.com