JUST AN ILLUSION # 142
Elephantiasis of… – By Gerardo Feldstein
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This lovely looking chap, with realistic skin features, was created especially for ToyCon UK by Mike Strick. He was so good I thought I’d dedicate this post entirely to him, (and me if you count the photo at the bottom), whom I assume is nameless as I can’t find one for him. To be honest, the photo doesn’t really do him justice. Most of the veins are not visible. You can view details and more photos of the build on Mike’s website HERE.
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From Wikimedia Commons.
Beautiful sculpture, indeed.
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Passed this large statue on my way to class today. There’s a Dali exhibit going on just a few blocks away from me, which I hope to go see soon. I really like Surrealism in general, but Dali is definitely my favorite artist from this period. I’m going to Barcelona (and then Amsterdam) for spring break in two weeks and would also like to see the Dali Museum while I’m in Spain.
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The second doll for my side project pieced together. This will probably be the last doll for awhile as I need to focus all of my attention on my main project which is underway and going incredible in my opinion. Although I will not be focusing on the idoll project for the moment it is still a project I will pick up again later.
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“Ron Mueck has never made life-size sculptures, because it never seemed interesting. ‘We meet life-size people every day,’ he says. Instead, he opted to play with scale creating towering giants while making sure they look as human-like as possible.”
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Friday art pop. Popping on the street window. Feeling a bit
blue green…? Embrace the art. Repeat.
Street window art
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The statue looks out over Wellington waterfront near Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. At first sight he looks like he might be preparing to fall into the cold, dark waters to end it all, naked, vulnerable and alone. However, from his facial expression, I think he’s simply experiencing a quiet moment by himself, testing just how powerful Wellington’s famous winds are; hopefully powerful enough to save him from tumbling into the watery depths. The artist, Max Patte, an English sculptor who worked for Weta Workshop, famous for its work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was inspired by the city and its elements, and its location had some personal significance for him, a place he visited when he too needed solace.
Wonderful sculpture and location.
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This proved surprisingly challenging, so I chose something from my archives rather than a new photo. This shot of floating sculptures was taken at Keukenhof Gardens outside of Amsterdam a couple of years ago.
Very unique and beautiful!
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Look how all the dolls of our childhood are combined! Quite disturbing…
I don’t know if our dear old Ken is going to appreciate Freya Jobbins‘ project. The Australian artist recycles all possible discarded dolls to use them as the material for her sculptures. The final work presents some dismembered dolls, a thousand little parts of their body which are re-assembled, to create several bizarre adult three-dimensional portraits.
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