is a sculptor who creates three-dimensional objects, fixes them to arms radiating from a center point, and then spins the whole creation in a darkened room, lit only by a strobe light. The result is something akin to a 3D flip book. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Sep 25, 2012 -
Master Builder Uncovers Striking Similarities In Indian and Incan / Mayan Sacred Structures:- It is Sthapati's theory that Mayan, the creator of Indian architecture, originated from the Mayan people of Central America. In Indian history, Mayan appears several times, most significantly as the author of Mayamatam, "Concept of Mayan" which is a Vastu Shastra, a text on art, architecture and town planning. The traditional date for this work is 8,000bce. Mayan appears in the Ramayana (2000bce) and again in the Mahabharata (1400bce) - in the latter he designs a magnificent palace for the Pandava brothers. Mayan is also mentioned in Silappathikaram, an ancient Tamil scripture, and is author of Surya Siddhanta, one of the most ancient Hindu treatises on astronomy.
(Original ca. 1995
) [more inside]
posted by infini
on Aug 31, 2012 -
“When Jim first came to me with this idea of putting two guys inside a giant alien queen suit,” Winston admitted, “I thought, ‘This man is out of his mind.’ Nothing like that had been done before. But in the next moment, I realized that if he had imagined it, we could probably do it.”
- How Stan Winston and Jim Cameron built the Alien Queen
. Original creature creature H.R. Giger was disapointed not to be involved, leading to this letter
posted by Artw
on Aug 19, 2012 -
of Petere Gentenaar's large sculptural paper flowers floating in the Abbey Church of Saint-Riquier are fantastic. [more inside]
posted by julen
on Jun 22, 2012 -
KLF and K-Foundation Bill Drummond has stopped doing interviews and will only now answer 100 questions. Here
are four of them.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on May 28, 2012 -
200,000 Clay Figures:
British sculptor Antony Gormley is well-known for his life-size sculptures
that creatively mimic the human body, but the figurative clay mounds from his series titled Field, though not as accurate in depicting mankind's form, holds deeper value for the artist. Gormley says of this project, "I wanted to work with people and to make a work about our collective future and our responsibility for it. I wanted the art to look back at us, its makers (and later viewers), as if we were responsible - responsible for the world that it [FIELD] and we were in." [Previously] [Previously]
posted by Fizz
on May 1, 2012 -
Amazing Paper Sculptures.
Brooklyn based artist Lauren Clay
"creates these three-dimensional sculptures out of papier-mâché and painted cut paper (among many other things) that go far beyond the limits of paper’s two-dimensionality."
posted by sweetkid
on Mar 29, 2012 -
James Killian Spratt
is a sculptor
and Edgar Rice Burroughs fan
who, in addition to sculpting pieces
for the Barsoomian board game Jetan
, has created an illustrated adaptation of the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars
: "The characters are highly underclad, yet oblivious to it; it's their normal way, and they don't see much naughty or titillating about it. The men are men and the women are women and blood is red and scary. I set out to be honest with the nudity and violence, and the devil take Pollyanna, she needs to grow up anyway.
" The on-going graphic interpretation, begun in 2000, is presently on chapter 21 of the 28 chapter book. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Mar 9, 2012 -
"Magic Angle Sculpture":
John V. Muntean creates intricate carvings of wood which, at first glance, can be difficult to discern or understand, but when a light is applied, the shadows they cast create several different images based on their orientation. [more inside]
posted by quin
on Mar 7, 2012 -
is the creation of Terry Border, a photographer and sculptor with a flair for visual puns created using every day objects, clever lighting and twisted wire. [more inside]
posted by quin
on Feb 16, 2012 -
After the highly publicized Bruce Lee monument was erected in Mostar, a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005, a series of similar ventures were initiated in rural Serbia. Some sociologists describe the glorification of nonpolitical celebrity figures as the result of an identity crisis caused by the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, a period when a once functioning multi-ethnic unity collapsed.
— Turbo Sculpture
is an essay by Aleksandra Domanović about sculptures of pop culture heroes, e.g. Bruce Lee, Rocky Balboa and Bob Marley, which have been placed or proposed in the nation-states that once comprised Yugoslavia. You can also watch a photo-illustrated reading of the essay
voiced by a dead-pan British man. [via We Find Wildness]
posted by Kattullus
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Northumberlandia is coming.
"A mile away, I stand at the base of Northumberlandia’s head which, at this distance, looks just like a mountain of mud. We drive up hillside tracks to her hip and one of her breasts (the other one has yet to take shape) and then wind our way up to her face. Even now, as bulldozers comb her hair and steamrollers flatten her skin, it is easy to make out her feminine contours."
posted by Paul Slade
on Dec 6, 2011 -
One afternoon in September 1958, a beautiful, distinguished and mysterious woman arrived at the door of number 46 rue Hippolyte Maindron. This was the Paris studio where Alberto Giacometti had been working since 1926, having arrived in the city four years earlier. [more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Dec 1, 2011 -
is a sculptor specializing in unusual creatures like fairy flowers and goddesses made from organic materials.
posted by netbros
on Oct 30, 2011 -