Artist Nike Savvas transforms mathematic formulas into beautiful sculptures.
steady inward curve - 10.11
part of my installation intuitive growth
Book sculptures by Gareth Spor
Spor on his work:
Often fixating on the physics of light, the cosmos, and the geometries of space and time, I work across a diverse range of media to explore the states of wonderment achieved when people contemplate things larger than themselves. My work is a means to feed my own curiosity and to share some of the wonderment I feel with others.
Black Cloud by Carlos Amorales is an installation piece involving tens of thousands of black paper months. This particular version of it was exhibited at the Yvon Lambert gallery in 2007.
Marble Curtain by Studio Gang Architects
About the project:
Stone performs best when subjected to compressive loads, and prior to the Marble Curtain project, no technical data existed for its strength in tension. For the Masonry Variations exhibition (sponsored by the International Masonry Institute in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Building Museum), we chose to explore stone’s structural capacity and challenge conventional thinking about this age-old material by hanging it in tension from the museum’s vaulted ceiling.
Laboratory testing of fracture, geometry, laminate backing material, and adhesives yielded the necessary material specifications for construction. Structural investigations found that by linking the pieces of stone together in a series of jigsaw-like chains, the Marble Curtain could hang without any skeletal support or frame. Water-jet cutting allowed for intricate, puzzle-shaped cuts. For structural redundancy, each piece was laminated with a fiber-resin backing.
When completed, the Marble Curtain was 18 feet tall, made of 620 pieces of stone, and weighed just 1500 pounds. The stone was only 3/8 of an inch thick, which allowed the design to explore the translucency of the material: backlighting revealed the unique color and pattern of each piece, and inspired exhibit visitors to examine it closely in wonder.
Long Wave by David Rokeby
This protracted, spiraling molecule chain was meant to emulate the radio transmission wave and was made from 63 large red spheres that hung from the arches of the Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, Toronto.
Organic shapes emerge from books that are twisted and bent in these colorful sculptures by Jonathan Callan.
Microsonic Landscapes by Realität
About the project:
An algorithmic exploration of the music we love. Each album’s soundwave proposes a new spatial and unique journey by transforming sound into matter/space: the hidden into something visible.
It should come as no surprise that Einstürzende Neubauten would form the most erratic landscape.
String Theory Bat Signal by Perspicere
Using mathematical precision, Perspicere creates three dimensional sculptures using white spring that appears to be shooting out of a black spray can, filling the negative space with woven geometric patterns. Who knew that the Bat-Signal was originally based off Commissioner’s Gordon secret love for crocheting (I knew, I just didn’t tell anybody).
Yun-Woo Choi’s work may be way more than just three dimensional.
Choi on his work:
What is real? Where am I living? What do I perceive is the real? Are invisible things - like my emotions, supernatural phenomena, dreams, God, Tao - real? Do they have some space of their own? Are people really living in the same plane or dimension even though they feel differently about the same situation?
These questions are the starting point for my work.
I have researched multiple dimensions in books about theoretical physics like The Elegant Universe and The Fabric Of The Cosmos written by Brian Greene. In these books, the author says there are 14 dimensions which have theoretically been proven. If so, there could be numerous other dimensions which overlap or hide in space. For instance, when I hold out my hand, if my shoulder was in the 4th dimension, my hand could be somewhere on the opposite side of the universe in the 11th dimension through the 8th dimension’s black hole or a star. With this idea of overlapping dimensions, I have begun to think that the invisible and intangible matter physically exists in those hidden places.
Yunwoo Choi, who holds two M.F.A.’s (one in Sculpture, one in Fine Art), creates large scale sculpture out of rolled up magazines. But that sounds so much more boring than what the artist’s work actually brings to the table. The magazines lend a chunky, geometric punch to the already weighted works that is hard to anticipate only from a textual description. So many magazines are used in each piece that the works almost buzz with a busy violence, which is weird when you consider that they only consist of a a bunch of newsprint. This contradiction calls into question conventional concepts of strength, weight, and coherence. (by Aaron Berger)
Papercraft Castle by Wataru Witou
This folded paper masterwork took Wataru four years to complete and while the ferris wheel doesn’t spin, there is a moving paper train, which kind of makes me wish I could become a paper person, fold myself up, and live here.
Patrick Dougherty takes nesting to the next level.
About the work:
Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. Beginning about 1980 with small works, fashioned in his backyard, he quickly moved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental site-specific installations that require sticks by the truckload. To date he has built over two hundred such massive sculptures all over the world.
Pictionary Advertsiement by Daniel Mora
An advertisement for Mattel’s Pictionary.
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