A little makeup goes a long way for Zombie Boy.
GUNS (2009). Sculpture, resin and found objects, 15x79x60cm. No human hands pull the trigger. The gun/mob appears to take on a life of its own. Guns induces a sense of sadness and helplessness. Limp, wasted, lifeless miniature people suggest the impotence of war. The work impacts by using visual ambiguity. The multitude of colours implies playfulness, only to induce, on closer scrutiny, confusion and doubt.
Via: Ronit Judelman
Adam Fuss Medusa, from the series 'Home and the World', 2010 Unique gelatin silver print photogram 241.3 x 137.2 cm Courtesy the Artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong died last year at the young age of 35, or more specifically, 13,138 days. In tribute, his friend Frederick McSwain created this immense portrait of Wong entitled Die using 13,138 dice as part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in NYC in memoriam to the artist during NY Design Week. McSwain via Core77:
The idea of a die itself was appropriate—the randomness of life. It felt like [a medium] he would use. Because [Tobias] was a very street-level force, I thought it was appropriate [to install] the portrait on the floor. Its not something I wanted to suspend on the wall; I wanted it to be right there on the floor where you almost interact with it.
The idea of every decision you make and everything you’ve done in your life, defines who you are. All of those days symbolically makes up the image of Tobi.
The dice were first meticulously organized into individual sheets of 361 pieces and then laid to rest free on the floor without adhesive. The time lapse above shows the process in detail. A big thanks to Frederick for providing the photos of Miller Taylor for this post. (via core77)
Tobias Wong is crazy. Made this portrait with dice. WTF! Skills!
Via: This is Colossal
Photo as Theatre
Warner's photos has a dark, intense and a down right frightening quality to them. The set up for each shoot seem to have the layers of a theatre production. Some of the photos appear as if they were film stills for their theatrical complexity and effort.
In her own words:
"I try to create photographs that allow us escape into fictional worlds, mainly influenced by mythology and legends. I like my shoots to be full of movement, theatre and expression, it's a complete collaboration between me and the models."
Via: Helen Warner Flickr