Jen Stark, born 1983 in Miami, Florida, is a contemporary artist. While most of her work involves creating colorful paper sculptures, she also explores drawing and animation, continually focusing on colorful, infitie patterns.
Created by Johnathon Kneebone and James Dives of advertising agency The Glue Society, this melting ice cream truck is a sculpture titled Hot With The Chance of Late Storm was unveiled at the 2006 Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney. Taking place yearly, this event showcases artists’ work along Sydney’s Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.
Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, artist Rook Floro currently lives in Birmingham, England. His art investigates ideas of human metamorphosis and particularly the tension between desiring change and appreciating oneself.
This piece, ‘Shadow’, is inspired by Carl Jung’s psychological theory about the shadow. It concerns with the repressed ideas, weakness, and desires of oneself that the conscious mind refuses to acknowledge.
According to Rook, it represents his ‘shadow’ and involves his hidden desires to be different and become perfect in his own right.
Rook’s work reminds me of the steel wire sculptures of Tomohiro Inaba.
Created by Tomohiro Inaba, these steel wire sculptures appear to be the disintegration of a metal sculpture before your eyes. A delicate fawn nibbling in the grass or a pair of legs captured in mid-stride, each dissolves into a complex tangle of steel wire that angrily twists into the sky.
For a complete archive of Tomohiro Inaba’s work, check out his website.
South Korean artist Do Ho Suh has created an astonishing series of large-scale fabric models of homes he has lived in. The models are on display at his solo exhibition, “Home Within Home,” which runs through June 3 at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul. These fabric models are simply amazing and awe-inspiring.
Artist Sean Avery takes CDs, cuts and breaks them into fragments, and then transforms these pieces into amazing animal sculptures. Check out a his gallery of work, containing both illustrations and other sculptures, here.
For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures.
A bit from the artist himself:
So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.
If you’d like to see more of Guy Laramee’s work, his next show will be April 5-29, 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal.