Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’
The mile high city seems to have public art springing up on every corner these days. Check out some of these innovative works:
The Big Blue Bear
“I See What You Mean” by Lawrence Argent
(Corner of 14th Street and Stout Street)
At the Denver convention center a big blue bear sculpted in geometric angles towers 40 feet high against the convention center’s glass walls. Seeming to peer through the glass, this bear is a downtown icon. Made from composite materials, its form was extrapolated from 3D digital images then built from over 4,000 interlocking concrete and polymer triangles.
I’m completely awestruck by New York sculptress Tara Donovan’s beautiful works of art. Looking at her organic sculptural forms, you can see why she was recently selected for the prestigious MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant. Tara is known for creating unique forms out of ordinary objects like tape, paper plates, pencils, Styrofoam cups and much more. The mundane nature of her materials completely vanish into her otherworldly sculptures revealing instead curious shapes and fascinating textures.
Love the stained glass look? Then check out this stained plexiglass house created by Tom Fruin. An installation artist born in Los Angeles and currently based in Booklyn, Tom created “Kolonihavehus”. Made of steel, found plexiglass, and paint, this colorful house was installed in the plaza of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. So cool!
Caught the latest Google Doodle? It’s an interactive mobile by Alexander Calder. Turns out we share a birthday!!!
A balloon artist? What a unique concept! Today’s artist is quite an interesting character. I must say I have never come across an artist working with balloons…until now. Willy Chyr is both a balloon artist and an aspiring animator. A circus-lover at heart, Willy joined the local circus while he was a student of physics and economics at the University of Chicago. He performed as a juggler, unicyclist, and magician, and learned to twist balloons in the process.
Mindy Shapero is an artist based in Los Angeles who creates sculptures and installations that are filled with funky shapes and forms evocative of elements one might find on another planet. Mindy is extremely talented at composing surreal forms that have a captivating organic quality about them.
Google celebrates the 135th birthday of Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi with images of some of his most famous sculptures, including the well known Sleeping Muse, and Bird in Space.
I had a chance to view Brooklyn-based artist Leslie Dill’s work recently as part of the “Elements of Nature” show at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California. Loved her poem dress and poem suit.
[ images via George Adams Gallery & Gayle Wheatley ]