Tag Archives | Sculpture

DIGITAL ADDICTION | Imitate Modern Gallery

RHK1Having just returned to London from painting his largest architectural scale installation to date, the exterior of a massive 5 story, 10k square foot food bank in Lower Silesia – Poland, RSH announces the release his limited edition print DIGITAL ADDICTION via London’s Imitate Modern Gallery.“Digital Addiction” is a powerful abstract metaform built from composite layers of paintings/3D modelling/html5 panorama/and collage to create an extraordinary print of light and depth that thematically considers society’s 21st century addiction to digital imagery and its continual manipulation.

A 5 colour silk screened, 3 colour ways print in an edition of 33 each on 400 gsm heavy Bristol paper with metallic ink overlays in each of copper, gold, and silver editions. The print image is 24×24 inches on a 32×32 inch sized paper.

“At all levels, ultimately graffiti is an act of cultural insurgency. It is a rebellion; against the norm, against society at large, against corporations, against the city or “government.” Graffiti is the act of changing the visual environment in the public space.
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American Exchange Student In Germany Gets Rescued From Giant Vagina Sculpture

"My art has been commended as strongly vaginal." (Pic: Twitter)

“My art has been commended as strongly vaginal.” (Pic: Twitter)

An “unidentified man” (I’m sure he’s identified to hell and back at this point if you really want to go looking, I don’t.) became trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina. Firefighters were called. Pictures were taken. Next time, try a little foreplay first.

An American exchange student was saved by firefighters after getting stuck inside a giant sculpture of a vagina.

The unidentified man reportedly climbed into the marble artwork in Tubingen, Germany, on Friday as part of a dare.

But, once inside, he found he couldn’t get out.

Five fire trucks and 22 firefighters were needed to help slide the man — who’d become lodged in by his legs — to freedom.

via American student rescued after getting stuck in giant vagina sculpture in Germany – NY Daily News.

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Police Called Over “Homeless Jesus” Sculpture Installed In Wealthy North Carolina Town

Homeless JesusHere’s what would happen if Jesus were to return to Earth and land in the affluent Bible Belt suburbs. Via NPR:

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t. “One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by,” says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. “She thought it was an actual homeless person.”

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus. Some neighbors feel that it’s an insulting depiction of the son of God.

“It gives authenticity to our church,” Rev. David Buck says. “This is a relatively affluent church, to be honest, and we need to be reminded ourselves that our faith expresses itself in active concern for the marginalized of society.”

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Seven-Foot Head Found Mysteriously Floating Down Hudson River

floating headSpring brings strange things. The New York Post reports:

The men’s crew team at an upstate New York college found the unusual object floating in the Hudson River. Officials at Marist College in Poughkeepsie say the team was practicing earlier this week when the coach spotted a large object floating near the river’s west bank. He hooked a rope to it and towed it to the team’s dock on the east bank.

The object turned out to be a 7-foot-tall replica of a man’s head made with Styrofoam and fiberglass. The head has the appearance of a Greek or Roman-style statue. So far no one has come forward to claim the giant head.

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The Mininum Wage Machine

Via Andrew Fishman’s Art, minimum wage machine is a sculpture installation by Blake Fall-Conroy, allowing anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they wish:

Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.

This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary.  Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

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The Terrifying Hollow Face Illusion (Video)

Hollow FaceGreat find from Esther Inglis-Arkell on io9.com:
Stephen Fry and the panelists on the BBC show QI are struck by the strange motions of the inverted face of Albert Einstein demonstrating the Hollow Face Illusion, and a little side-variation of the illusion. We've told you about the Hollow Face Illusion before. This illusion involves a sculpted face, but instead of the usual convex human face of a sculpture, the sculpture is flipped and we're shown the inside of the face. In this case, it looks like Einstein stuck his face in some molten plastic and we're looking at the impression.
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