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Brad Story: Aerodreams Sculpture
March 23, 2010 6:27 AM   Subscribe


 
They're very nice sculptures and all, but if this is already posted in Projects, why does it need to get cross-posted here, too? Isn't the whole point behind the Projects portion of the site to house, well, exactly this kind of stuff? And isn't the point of the Blue to do something else? To whit: this is Best Of The Web?
posted by ChasFile at 6:33 AM on March 23, 2010


There is a widget to post stuff from projects onto the front page if someone feels it deserves more attention. Lots of people don't visit projects.

Also the sculptures are lovely, modern without cold, warm and full of motion.
posted by The Whelk at 6:36 AM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Lovely is the exact word. There's fluidity, grace, beautiful natural color and a wonderful evolutionary tint, though I know Brad says on his about page they're not meant to represent "any grand theories or statements." I visit Projects once every couple of weeks and was surprised none of the fans of the site had used the "post to MeFi" button before now.
posted by mediareport at 6:41 AM on March 23, 2010


[ChasFile, it's perfectly fine to take post-worthy from Projects and turn it into a post on the blue. That's part of the idea of that part of the site. Not everything on Projects will be a good fit for a post, for things that are this is SOP.]
posted by cortex at 6:58 AM on March 23, 2010


Cool, and kindof scary. Like pterodactyls.

How are the "wings" made? Oiled paper?
posted by orthogonality at 7:00 AM on March 23, 2010


Oh these are just fantastic.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:00 AM on March 23, 2010


I can't be the only person who thought of this scene from American Beauty when I read that description, right?
posted by JMOZ at 7:02 AM on March 23, 2010


Preeeeeetty.
posted by Madamina at 7:05 AM on March 23, 2010


Interesting creatures, and very nicely photographed, too.
posted by The Mouthchew at 7:08 AM on March 23, 2010


When I see the pictures in the first link (Mapleseed I), a little voice in my head goes "wheeeee!"
posted by Alnedra at 7:18 AM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


“Aerodreams” definitely captures it.
posted by XMLicious at 7:26 AM on March 23, 2010


Lovely! Hubby builds R/C airplanes and I can't wait to send him the link!
posted by Quietgal at 7:40 AM on March 23, 2010


Oooooh! Lovely workmanship... really brought back memories of building balsa-and-tissue gliders as a youth. These really take it to the next level; Mapleseed I was particularly whimsical and evocative.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:56 AM on March 23, 2010


Wonderful! I remember back when I built model planes musing that it was a pity that some artist hadn't hit upon using stick-and-tissue construction techniques as a medium.
posted by gamera at 8:05 AM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, these are really beautiful. And they really do bring that sort of synthesis of things that move through air and things that move through the sea out completely.

Part of me now sees a culture of alien sailors building great bird boats, skimming the waves with wing like sails.
posted by strixus at 8:07 AM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't be the only person who thought of this scene from American Beauty when I read that description, right?

Yes, you are.
posted by hermitosis at 8:25 AM on March 23, 2010


Alnedra : When I see the pictures in the first link (Mapleseed I), a little voice in my head goes "wheeeee!"

I, on the other hand, see that shape and flinch before diving for cover. But then, I was badly traumatized in the great front yard maple seed war of '09. (and, come to think of it, '00 through ''08 as well.)

Those fuckers are infiltrators. They get you when you aren't looking; one moment your lawn is clear and finally recovering from winter, and the next... *bam* billions of them, everywhere, spinning down, like death 'coptors, bent on total chaos and destruction (if you believe the propaganda posters I hung up regarding my old enemy).

I await this spring, with the dread promise of more battles to be waged, hanging heavy in the branches, waiting... lurking.


These sculptures are very pretty, though.
posted by quin at 8:49 AM on March 23, 2010


I can't be the only person who thought of this scene from American Beauty when I read that description, right?

Art Is Not a Plastic Bag.
posted by Atom Eyes at 8:50 AM on March 23, 2010


Artwork like this makes me feel like I've made the wrong choices in life. I am pretty sure I could never afford anything like these. I have trouble buying new shoes.

I'd love something like these. I love woodwork even when what's produced has no artistic merit, but when you take that to this level it's wonderful.

When I retire I want to open a bookstore, but if there are no bookstores in 2035 maybe I'll replace me dream with becoming a wood artist.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:52 AM on March 23, 2010


Art Is Not A Plastic Bag
posted by tss at 9:22 AM on March 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


weird
posted by frequently at 9:37 AM on March 23, 2010


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