11.03.2008

Otherworldly installation art

Jason de Caires Taylor is an underwater sculptor, the creator of hauntingly beautiful and extremely eerie sculpture parks located in shallow waters where they can be visited by boaters and divers. Since everything that goes into the sea belongs to the sea, these sculptures are slowly transformed over time, anchoring the formation of new artificial reefs and becoming a kind of zymoglyphic art, a collaboration between the human artist and natural forces. Moving among the still, weathered statues must feel like entering a modern Atlantis.








If you happened to drive by a particular condemned house in Houston in the summer of 2005, you might have seen it falling into a wormhole. Sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck transformed two buildings owned by Art League Houston into this striking work of art for an installation called Inversion. For a short time until the houses' scheduled demolition, visitors could crawl through the tunnel to the other side, and passing drivers could jeopardize traffic safety with some serious rubbernecking.

Some galleries of the project can be found from Art League Houston, Kevin O'Mara, and Designverb.
Via io9.








Michael de Broin is a sculptor whose works typically embody a single concept in a visually striking way. For his outdoor scuplture Superficielle, a large rock which is obscured entirely by mirrors, that concept is the theme of transparency. Io9 picked up on this item as evidence of the development of new invisibility cloaking technology. They might have a point.




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1 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku:

Wow! This is an amazing post and I was instantly attracted over by the "otherworldly" in your post title. The post lives up to it.
Loyal Reader Princess Haiku :)

ps If you wonder why I sign my posts that way it was a reference you made about me once that amused me beaucoup. Sounds sorta mao camp though. lol

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