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Brock Davis Plays with his Food

May 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I never tire of seeing what Minneapolis designer Brock Davis decides to do with his food. From his famous broccoli house to his gummy bear skin rug and the fantastic rice krispyhenge, he never seems to run out of ingenious ideas. The destiny of the three cucumbers sitting in my kitchen has just changed dramatically.

 

 



Art

Masks and Heads Made from Moveable Type and Steel Hardware by Dale Dunning

May 21, 2012

Christopher Jobson




Palimpsest. Aluminum. 27 x 18 x 9 inches



Redacted 1/1. Aluminum. 27 x 18 x 9 inches.



Soritical Maze 1/1. Steel. 28 x 17 x 11 inches.




Constellation 1/1. Steel. 26 x 28 x 18 inches.

Just last week Colossal featured the work of Hong Seong Jang who used the long aluminum sticks of moveable type to create miniature cities. Now we have the figurative sculptures of artist Dale Dunning who welds together lead type and other hardware to create intricate masks and heads. Of his work Dunning says:

The head that has been featured in my work for the last 13 years is a generic, simplified form not specific to gender, devoid of detail, resembling an egg. The head is universally recognized, easy to identify with. We live in our heads, see, feel, and experience the world in our head. It serves as the foundation upon which I can develop various paths to explore.

Though I’m struck by the the final shape of his figures, I find myself almost more intrigued by the processes Dunning must utilize to create them. I’m told that the last piece above, Constellation 1/1, is made from 900 welded bolts and washers and I can’t even imagine how one would embark on such a time-consuming process. You can see much more of his work here. All images courtesy Oeno Gallery. (via my amp goes to 11)

 

 



Art

Skull Made of Typewriter Parts by Jeremy Mayer

May 21, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Jeremy Mayer (previously) recently completed a new sculpture titled Skull I made from vintage typewriter parts. As with all of his assemblages the skull was created without use of welding or adhesives, instead the parts are bent, screwed, and bolted into place using only components extracted from typewriters.

 

 



Art

A Beached Whale in the Forests of Argentina

May 15, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Argentinean sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas creates enormous sculptural works that seem like remnants of a science fiction film set, or bizarre moments from a surreal dream. One of my favorite pieces is My Family Dead (2009), in which he created a life-size blue whale in the woods outside Ushuaia, Argentina. The beached cetacean is pockmarked with tree stumps, making me wonder if it’s being slowly claimed by the forest or perhaps it’s a native resident. Beautiful.

 

 

 



Art

A Miniature City Built with Metal Typography

May 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Type City is a recent artwork by artist Hong Seon Jang that uses pieces of movable type from a printing press to create an elaborate cityscape. It’s fascinating to watch as the need for printed books and typography wanes, the unused objects themselves are more frequently used as an actual medium. Jang also completed a much larger Type City in 2009. Also, if you liked this, make sure you watch the creation of Ephemicropolis by Peter Root, a city built from 100,000 staples. Images courtesy Hong Seon Jang and David B. Smith Gallery. (via quipsologies)

 

 



Art Design

British Birds Made of LEGO

May 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I just stumbled onto this expertly crafted series of birds found in Britain by Thomas Poulsom. His use of color and perfect selection of bricks really bring these animals to life. You can see the entire series of six birds here, and apparently there are many more to come. (via lustik)

Update: Thomas mentions that if enough people vote for his designs, they might become actual sets.