The art museum where Patricia Piccinini’s peculiar world is on exhibition says the Australian artist’s hyper-realistic sculptures are magical, alluring, disturbing and bizarre. No question there.
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.
Washed Up is an environmental installation and photography project that transforms the international debris washing up on Mexico’s Caribbean coast into disquieting works.
Artist John Salvest believes the world’s beauty, courage, sadness and absurdity are reflected in ordinary things. Which is why he’s spent his career turning junk into thought-provoking sculptures and installations. (Above: Forever, 2013, Secondhand Romance Novels, 74 x 210 x 4.5″ / Left: Detail of Forever)
Artist Than Htay Maung was working as a baker to support his family when he began thinking about the outstretched hands of victims of a cyclone in his native Burma. The artist in him saw a way to do something with the bread he made every day, culminating […]