sculpture

Gregory Euclide & Bon Iver

i’ve been holding out on listening to the new Bon Iver album because i’ve been hearing so much about it online and fear a bit of a build up / let down situation. the same thing happens when i constantly hear about an amazing film, then usually end up only seeing it a year later when all the fuss has died down. i’m sure that the album is amazing and i have nothing to worry about… but, you know, it technically only drops on 21 june.  sooo. let’s talk about it then shall we?

unsurprisingly i immediately fell in love with the cover art of both the album and the lead single Calgary, which was created by artist Gregory Euclide (who had been personally commissioned by frontman Justin Vernon). Meighan has a great interview with Gregory over at My Love For You which i urge you to read if you want to know more about his process. it’s also incredibly awesome to see an artist who so readily shares his work & process online – you can explore all his work over at his flickr, and watch his videos documenting the making of his pieces on youtube.

Mylar Sedum and Geranium trees, found foam, new foam, what was, memory, taken over by and altered by the new.

Pine Cone Lichen, Sedum trees, built up and buried, found foam, La Grange.

Mylar sky, absence, streetlight pole trees.

Decayed photo transfer, the haze of summer, the life of birds.

Torn paper, Isolation, Defense, the nest of something

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aj fosik

everytime i see a new piece by aj fosik it makes me smile

fosik’s animal subjects and anthropomorphized beings are built using a complex process in which each form is carefully handcrafted by arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished wood, which the artist paints in vibrant colors and patterns. sharp teeth, claws, and eyes emerge once the creatures are completed—either constructed as freestanding forms or wall-mounted pieces, referencing modern taxidermy practices.

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land art

i have always really loved land art (strijdom van der merwe is a particular favourite), and i know some people might scoff at the concept but most of the time i find it more interesting to look at than traditional sculpture… perhaps it’s just my tiny inner hippy that finds it appealing. i discovered richard shilling recently, imagine going for a walk in the forest and discovering one of these beauties…

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chris sickels

i absolutely loved this interview with chris sickels, an illustrator / sculptor / 3d artist. highlights:

  • influences/inspiration: being raised on a small family farm in rural indiana, old photos
  • favorite things in life: date nights with my wife, working on our 1894 house
  • bands/singers: devotchka, johnny cash

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simen johan

in his ongoing series until the kingdom comes, simen johan depicts a natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare.  merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, johan’s images are crafted over time and may include a synthesis of landscapes from various geographical locations and animals photographed in captivity or in the wild.

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sand

jim denevan makes temporary drawings on sand, earth and ice that are eventually erased by waves and weather. be sure to check out “the largest artwork in history

http://i.imgur.com/IKjRU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1wx24.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/a6hvd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4W3E8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/H1NSf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FnWNz.jpg

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http://i.imgur.com/PvTm4.jpg

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ps: happy new years eve. please be safe on the roads, yo!

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