Yorkshire Sculpture Park has just installed an extraordinary assembly of 80 sculptures by British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové. Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness. This is a mass of identical two-metre-tall figures, placed in the park’s 18th century landscape.
It’s been five years since I first posted on sculptor Werner Arnold, whose intricately carved wooden works are washed with brilliant colour. This is one of his newest pieces, showing at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, N.B.
Sorel Etrog (1933-2014) is best known for his abstracted figurative sculpture, some of it currently on exhibition at Winchester Galleries in Victoria, B.C. (above). Etrog was a towering figure in Canadian modern art, as well as an accomplished writer.
Hundreds of volunteers helped sculptor John Grade create the full plaster cast of a living tree that underpins this installation, called Middle Fork, at the Seattle Art Museum.
This artist from the Czech Republic has recently emerged on the international scene. The figures that comprise the cast of Anna Hulačová’s otherworldly sculptures are inspired by religious icons, mythological gods, and folkloric beasts.
Dutch artist Theo Jansen has spent 20 years perfecting these giant mechanical creatures called Strandbeests that can walk on their own. With skeletons fashioned from lightweight PVC tubes, wind propels their wing-like sails, which then drives their feet to walk sideways.