Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads
German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures,Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.
What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. All imagery courtesy the artist.
Robert Burns, Diana and her Nymphs (1926)
Discovered at The National Gallery of Scotland during my 2010 summer vacation.
Saul Steinberg, Autogeography
Withdrawn from Circulation - 2009
books all folded in the same way to create an impressive installation
Ornamental Paper Deformities by Peter Gentenaar
Starting by pouring flax and hemp pulp into large bamboo slat molds which then shrink during the drying process and deform the slats, Peter is then able to shape and guide the process into these elaborate yet intentionally malformed paper sculptures that resemble cancerous wind chimes.
Finally finished it ! Now it just seems to me that the final result doesn’t worth the time spent on the whole process but well, at least it’s a great personal achievement.
Truebluemeandyou: I actually found this amazing dress on Recyclart here and then wheresmypencil Tumblr’s site with more photos. She used this video here to make the fabric flowers: youtu.be/sslb5TVVIJk. The way she described the project on Recyclart:
This is a personal project, this piece is made of about 250 handmade recycled fabric flowers sewn on a sleeveless T-shirt. Each type of flower has a particular detergent or softener scent since most of them are made of used clothing bought at garage sales or given by friends and family.
Livia Marin’s ’broken things’ / ‘cosas rotas’ is the first solo exhibition of livia marin in the UK. it features everyday objects - cups, bowls,
jars and plates - modeled with ruptures, splits and crevices. ‘the fractures represent fatality and loss’,
but in repairing and keeping the object the chilean artist ‘stresses the relationship of care and continuation.’