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Art

Sukhi Barber

August 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Bronze sculptures by UK artist Sukhi Barber who spent twelve years in Kathmandu, Nepal studying Buddhist philosophy and lost-wax bronze casting. Via her website:

Sukhi’s sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a simplicity and clarity that renders them accessible to the Western viewer. Exploring themes of hidden potentials, and the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality, her work often represents the negative space as being as important as the material itself, implying the dance of form and spirit, a constant state of transformation.

As I was putting together this entry, staring out a window at a calm bay off the coast of Alaska, a small fawn walked past the window and stopped to look at us through the glass. My mind promptly exploded.

 

 



Art

Sliced Image and Steel Nut Sculptures by Park Chan-girl

August 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Korean sculptor Park Chan-girl constructs metal sculptures from thin metal layers he calls “sliced images” that resemble three dimensional topography charts. He also meticulously welds thousands of small steel nuts into a delicately textured skin, moulding it into human and animal forms. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Chungnam National University and his MFA in Fine Arts from KyungHee University and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Korea and China.

 

 



Art

Cradle by Ball-Nogues Studio

May 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Cradle is a sculpture installed on the exterior wall of a parking lot in Santa Monica, California by Ball-Nogues Studio, originally designed by Frank Gehry.

An aggregation of mirror polished stainless steel spheres, the sculpture functions structurally like an enormous Newton’s Cradle – the ubiquitous toy found on the desktops of corporate executives in Hollywood films. Each ball is suspended by a cable from a point on the wall and locked in position by a combination of gravity and neighboring balls. The whole array reflects distorted images of passersby.

I’d pay a nickel to watch this piece from afar during an earthquake. (via journal du design, contemporist)

 

 



Art

Scrap Metal Planets

May 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Boulder-based artist Mark Castator (FB) creates planets and moons from hundreds of small scrap metal pieces called “droppings” leftover form other sculpting projects. He’s created dozens of these incredible spheroid objects for this series entitled Moons of Jupiter. Most striking to me is that despite being welded steel they appear extremely delicate, as if a strong wind would cause them to collapse. Castator just finished a show at Walker Fine Art in Denver and has work at Winterowd Fine Art in Santa Fe. Photos courtesy Josh Raymond Photography. Thanks Mark for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



Design

Corroded Rings by Yasushi Jona

March 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I am by no means a jewelry aficionado, though I did stay up late as a child watching reruns of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, and I once owned an honest-to-god metal detector that helped be locate enough rusty nails to build a house. I think that gives me enough cred to post these rings by Japanese designer Yasushi Jona. The rings are new, but have been corroded to look as if just scooped up from a shipwreck on the sea floor. One even contains an embedded shotgun shell. (via lost at e minor)

 

 



Art Photography

Hideyuki Sawayanagi

February 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Japanese artist Hideyuki Sawayanagi creates incredible halftone photographs by drilling hundreds of small holes at variable widths into sheets of aluminum. Or at least that’s the only way I can imagine it. Click on the photos to see the detail, but also squint your eyes or back away from the monitor to see the photos emerge more vividly. A couple more images over at the ex-chamber museum.