Tag: sculpture

Quick Hits: Bamboo Art

Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV pushes the boundaries of bamboo art. He creates soaring, twisting forms that stretch from floor to ceiling.  These dramatic, immersive environments are meant to make us think of the bamboo forests where these works began their lives (below).

Carole Feuerman: Swimmers

This is one of the hyper-realist sculptures of Carole Feuerman, best known for her life-size and monumental sculptures of swimmers. Quan (a mini version, above) has mink hair eyelashes and simulated drops of water on the skin.

Courtney Mattison: Sculptured Reefs

Courtney Mattison is an internationally recognized artist and ocean advocate working to inspire the conservation of our changing seas. She hand sculpts intricately detailed ceramic works inspired by the fragile beauty of ocean ecosystems—primarily coral reefs—and the human-caused threats they face.

Oaxacan Animal Carvings

Whether friendly or fierce, sublime or surreal, animals have captivated the imagination of artists in every place and time. But the style inaugurated by Manuel Jimenez in Mexico’s Oaxaca region is a particularly compelling combination of wooden carved fantasy creatures and strong, painted designs. Oaxacan folk art is […]

Picasso’s Menagerie

Pablo Picasso’s daughter Paloma once said: ‘We had a menagerie in the house. My father was like St. Francis of Assisi – animals couldn’t resist his aura.’ The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist had an enduring love of the animal kingdom.