Posts tagged sculpture

unconsumption:

Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art: 
"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 
The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.
(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

Auto-reblog: Because every day is Earth day.
Also, there are some really cool pieces associated with Sculpture by the Sea in Australia (link above). 
Also: This.

unconsumption:

Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art:

"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 

The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.

(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

Auto-reblog: Because every day is Earth day.

Also, there are some really cool pieces associated with Sculpture by the Sea in Australia (link above). 

Also: This.

In landmark art preservation news: 

It’s hard to miss the 70-foot-tall blue saxophone as you drive down Richmond Avenue [in Houston].
Its name is Smokesax, and it has been at that location on 6025 Richmond for the past 20 years. But Wednesday, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a local folk art organization [mentioned previously here], announced it is going to acquire the oversize horn, which is made out of car parts, oil field pipes and a surfboard, as well as an entire Volkswagen Beetle that forms the U-joint at its base.
The big brass was built by legendary Texas artist Bob Wade as a special installation for Billy Blues Bar & Grill. It was fully restored three years ago, and the current property owners, Kensinger Properties Ltd., said they wanted the Orange Show to ensure the piece would be preserved for future generations. 
The saxophone will be removed from its current location at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28. The process to remove the massive piece will take a full day. Then, Smokesax will begin its 13-mile journey from Richmond Avenue to Munger Street. Artist Bob Wade will be overseeing the entire removal and transportation. Once at the Orange Show, it will be housed in the organization’s warehouse until an exact location has been chosen for permanent display.

(via Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to acquire Smokesax - Houston Business Journal)

In landmark art preservation news: 

It’s hard to miss the 70-foot-tall blue saxophone as you drive down Richmond Avenue [in Houston].

Its name is Smokesax, and it has been at that location on 6025 Richmond for the past 20 years. But Wednesday, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a local folk art organization [mentioned previously here], announced it is going to acquire the oversize horn, which is made out of car parts, oil field pipes and a surfboard, as well as an entire Volkswagen Beetle that forms the U-joint at its base.

The big brass was built by legendary Texas artist Bob Wade as a special installation for Billy Blues Bar & Grill. It was fully restored three years ago, and the current property owners, Kensinger Properties Ltd., said they wanted the Orange Show to ensure the piece would be preserved for future generations.

The saxophone will be removed from its current location at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28. The process to remove the massive piece will take a full day. Then, Smokesax will begin its 13-mile journey from Richmond Avenue to Munger Street. Artist Bob Wade will be overseeing the entire removal and transportation. Once at the Orange Show, it will be housed in the organization’s warehouse until an exact location has been chosen for permanent display.

(via Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to acquire Smokesax - Houston Business Journal)

unconsumption:

Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead!
Pictured: “Dead Media,” an installation that repurposes 497 VHS tapes. Created by friend of Unconsumption Noah Scalin (mentioned previously several times here), of the Skull-A-Day project. (photo via SkullADay here)
See also: Other videotape-related repurposing examples in earlier posts here.

unconsumption:

Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead!

Pictured: “Dead Media,” an installation that repurposes 497 VHS tapes. Created by friend of Unconsumption Noah Scalin (mentioned previously several times here), of the Skull-A-Day project. (photo via SkullADay here)

See also: Other videotape-related repurposing examples in earlier posts here.

devidsketchbook:

Liliana Porter  “man with axe”

sculptural installation called “man with an axe” in which a man in a suit and hat smashes up what appears to be the wreckage of the past,  chopping it into bits…

I’ve long been a fan of artist Jean Shin; she’s turned discarded objects into really cool artwork. (We’ve featured some of her work on the Unconsumption Tumblr.) Here, I’m standing in front of one of her broken umbrella sculptures, in a private collection in Houston. (Taken with Instagram at Houston, Texas)

I’ve long been a fan of artist Jean Shin; she’s turned discarded objects into really cool artwork. (We’ve featured some of her work on the Unconsumption Tumblr.) Here, I’m standing in front of one of her broken umbrella sculptures, in a private collection in Houston. (Taken with Instagram at Houston, Texas)

Via cmonstah:

dynamoe:

I do not think Raquel’s exo-suit provides adequate protection in a space environment, but I’m not a scientist. I also think she may get a space-UTI from the bloomers.

via Luc La Tulippe

This makes me want to wrap myself in tin foil and dance.

This video offers something for everyone: art; dancing; space-age costumes; Raquel Welch; funky, percussion-heavy music; circa 1960-something fun! Thank you, Internet.

Via outsiderart:

Kryptos sleuths may finally get some help cracking the CIA sculpture that has confounded amateur and professional cryptographers for two decades. Artist Jim Sanborn, who created the cypher sculpture in 1990 for CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, plans to release a new clue to help puzzle detectives solve the last 97 characters of his masterpiece. The new clue is to be revealed in a New York Times article this weekend, to mark the 20th anniversary of the sculpture, which was dedicated Nov. 3, 1990. It will be the first clue Sanborn has revealed in four years, after he corrected a typo in his sculpture in 2006 to keep crypto detectives from being derailed in their search for solutions.
Kryptos Artist to Reveal Rare Clue to Baffling CIA Sculpture | Threat Level | Wired.com

I’m a fan of Sanborn’s work. When I worked at the University of Houston, we commissioned him to create this stunning piece (plus two others) for the main library, which housed my two offices. Sanborn’s sculpture gave me reason to pause outside the building every day. 

Via outsiderart:

Kryptos sleuths may finally get some help cracking the CIA sculpture that has confounded amateur and professional cryptographers for two decades. Artist Jim Sanborn, who created the cypher sculpture in 1990 for CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, plans to release a new clue to help puzzle detectives solve the last 97 characters of his masterpiece. The new clue is to be revealed in a New York Times article this weekend, to mark the 20th anniversary of the sculpture, which was dedicated Nov. 3, 1990. It will be the first clue Sanborn has revealed in four years, after he corrected a typo in his sculpture in 2006 to keep crypto detectives from being derailed in their search for solutions.

Kryptos Artist to Reveal Rare Clue to Baffling CIA Sculpture | Threat Level | Wired.com

I’m a fan of Sanborn’s work. When I worked at the University of Houston, we commissioned him to create this stunning piece (plus two others) for the main library, which housed my two offices. Sanborn’s sculpture gave me reason to pause outside the building every day

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theaccounts:

upyourarchitecture:

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firedust:

fuckyeaheyegasms:

University of Houston Light Sculpture (via jade001)
The art installation is named “A,A” created by Jim Sanborn.www.uh.edu/uhtoday/2004/06jun/062804sanborn.html


WTF how have I never seen this?





Love it! I worked here! The University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library renovation and expansion, which includes this fabulous sculpture (and other works by) Jim Sanborn, was the capital project for which I raised funds when I worked at the university.

libraryland:

landscapearchitecture:

theaccounts:

upyourarchitecture:

neilywheely:

firedust:

fuckyeaheyegasms:

University of Houston Light Sculpture (via jade001)

The art installation is named “A,A” created by Jim Sanborn.
www.uh.edu/uhtoday/2004/06jun/062804sanborn.html

WTF how have I never seen this?

Love it! I worked here! The University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library renovation and expansion, which includes this fabulous sculpture (and other works by) Jim Sanborn, was the capital project for which I raised funds when I worked at the university.

Via szymon:

magnificent book sculptures by Jonathan Callan

Jonathan Callan is another artist who makes good use of discarded books. (And wood screws.)
Take a few minutes to open the link above and scroll through images of his other works. Truly amazing.
Here’s an interview with Callan (in association with a February 2010 installation in Wisconsin for which area residents gathered some 3,000 books for his use) in which he talks about his work, process.

Via szymon:

magnificent book sculptures by Jonathan Callan

Jonathan Callan is another artist who makes good use of discarded books. (And wood screws.)

Take a few minutes to open the link above and scroll through images of his other works. Truly amazing.

Here’s an interview with Callan (in association with a February 2010 installation in Wisconsin for which area residents gathered some 3,000 books for his use) in which he talks about his work, process.

Via murketing:

Ken Butler’s hybrid musical instrument sculptures (via Junkculture: Hybrid Visions)

Via murketing:

Ken Butler’s hybrid musical instrument sculptures (via Junkculture: Hybrid Visions)