Mechanical legs instead of wheels!
h/t The Awesomer.
Mechanical legs instead of wheels!
h/t The Awesomer.
Alessandro Boezio, an Italian artist, remixes the human anatomy.
via Boezio’s website:
Alessandro Boezio, 1983, he lives and works between Milano and Brescia.
An artist of versatile creativity, he uses an incredible number of materials, both precious and simple, to create sculptures, installations and original works, each infused by a rich vein of humor. He transforms reality by toying with concepts and objects, which, as the artist affirms, “Everything can be transformed, everything can be re-used, everything is re-adaptable”. His works often show a strong bond with nature, bizarre in its micro and macro figurazione. At the same time, Boezio pays a clear homage to technology with its useless knick knacks that man seems practically unable to do without.
Artist Ervin Loránth Hervé created an impressive sculpture called “Popped Up” that depicts a giant man crawling out of the earth. The polystyrene sculpture is located at Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary, and was one of the highlights for the Art Market Budapest 2014 international contemporary art fair.
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.… Read the rest
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.
Here’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.”
Spring 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.
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.
Our dream in pieces. Via 456th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, a series of extremely ominous photos of the unboxing of the Statue of Liberty upon her 1885 arrival on American shores:
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.