Created by environmental design group Eness, MÖBIUS is a sculpture comissioned by the city of Melbourne that was photographed and animated over two weeks in May 2011. The piece consists of 21 green triangles that can be configured into several cyclical patterns creating the optical illusion of motion. This is a really fantastic example of public artwork, as the individuals who interact with the space inevitably become part of the art itself. (via change the thought)
This is an intriguing new sculptural piece by artist Kohei Nawa entitled Polygon Double Deer #2. Photograph by Omote Nobutada courtesy Sandwich.
Artist David Poppie makes sculptural artworks using objects such as colored pencils, cassette tapes, matchbooks and tea bags. These pieces above are some of my favorites but there’s much more in his gallery.
Update: It turns out the cassette tape sculptures above were actually a collaboration between David Poppie and artist Roger Sayre. We regret the omission!
Artist Fred Laforge has an impressive body of work that spans several mediums including resin and wood sculptures, graphite drawings, as well as printmaking. Via his artist statement:
My practice focuses primarily on the concept of the atypical body. Within my work, therefore, there is a fascination with non-standard morphologies. I am interested in a particular body type that has been subjected to the judgment of value throughout Western culture. In these works, the bodies that are old, disabled or obese are represented for their aesthetic qualities and the visual poetry they emit. I present these bodies in a new light, flushing out the a priori of the real (is a fat body an ugly body?).
He is currently represented by Gallerie SAS in Montreal.
Behold the breathtaking sculptural work of Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre who deftly extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of humans and animals from common objects. Lasserre was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta and has lived in South Africa and Ottawa and now works and lives in Montreal. Via his website:
Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, and value. Elements of nostalgia, allegory, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.
His snake skeleton axe entitled Secret Carpentry is one of the most superb sculptural objects I’ve ever seen and don’t miss his work with computer software manuals, newspapers, coat hangers, and tree branches. Lasserre is currently part of a group exhibition at the Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (PFOAC) in Montreal through August 6, followed by a solo show in the same space starting in November.
A number of new pieces by Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji who creates these elaborately layered and textured sculptures using shreds of recycled automobile tires. (via this isn’t happiness)
Traveling this week so posting will be regrettably light.
New York design firm Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.) created this Massimal for the 2011 Beaux Arts Festival using 20,000 standard white zip ties. Wait, “massimal”? The firm describes a massimal as “design objects that serve as prototypes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. These constructs are mass abstractions of animal forms fabricated in systematic fashion from one material.” So there you go. The zip ties are meticulously interlinked creating a complex outer mesh that is then suspended in place using cables. Photos by GLINTstudios. (via designboom)