archiemcphee:

Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.

Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.

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First Thursday!!!!

alyssakorea:

So I am pleased to announce that some friends and I will have a booth tomorrow night at First Thursday on South Congress!!! We will be selling screen prints that we have left over from school, maybe some lithos too.

Anyone in the Austin area should come by and say hi! I have no idea where we will be in the artist market, what time it starts, or how long it goes for, this was all pretty last minute, but our booth will most likely be called Texas Printmakers!

bbdraws katiehorrible and lydiaaliciagarcia will also be there!!

YO! Anyone who is in the Austin area should come check this out! I’m gonna be selling some hand-pulled prints today with some pretty rad people. I think we’re setting up sometime in the afternoon (3:00) and then staying there until whenever. It’s on South Congress and there will be a ton of cool stuff going on. So come by and say hi and buy some things.

1000scientists:

Plank Piece, 1973Charles Ray

"Ray was part of a wave of artists during the 1970s who addressed sculpture as an activity rather than as an object. In the iconic two-part photographic work Plank Piece the artist documents the use of his own body as the sculptural component. The static photograph belies the performative nature of the activity presented. Contrived through a complex balance between weight and gravity the artist suspended his body using only a plank of wood, creating a minimal, graphic image that is at once humorous and unsettling."

1000scientists:

Plank Piece, 1973
Charles Ray

"Ray was part of a wave of artists during the 1970s who addressed sculpture as an activity rather than as an object. In the iconic two-part photographic work Plank Piece the artist documents the use of his own body as the sculptural component. The static photograph belies the performative nature of the activity presented. Contrived through a complex balance between weight and gravity the artist suspended his body using only a plank of wood, creating a minimal, graphic image that is at once humorous and unsettling."

asylum-art:

Dripping of sculptures by Adrien Coroller

Adrien COROLLER is an artist who likes to play with wood and its aspects to contradict the physical characteristics.
He made 2011 a series of sculptures called Heartwood, the heartwood is the internal part of the wood, corresponding to the increase in the oldest areas formed, no longer contain living cells. Also called “heart wood” or “heartwood”, it is a hard wood, compact, dense, dry rot.
This is in contradiction with all these qualities and fun that the artist gives us the impression that his wooden frames are melting as if they were made of chocolate.

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
Pablo Picasso

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