Watch out – these bicycle seats by Canadian designer Clem Chen look like they just might bite! These two unusual bike seats – fittingly named “Bite It” and “Pink Eye”- were created with plastic-cast taxidermy parts. This lends them an uncanny realism, which contrasts sharply with… the fact that they are bike seats.
I am a hungarian artist, with an MA in Digital Film and Animation (London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom). Creating is my passion.
My sculptures are made from waste material. I use consumer goods, articles, objects which with time became waste material. I create humans and animals and strange living beings from bric-a-brac, rattletraps, every kind of worthless, trashy thing, basically from garbage: old buttons, bulbs, nail scissors, tweezers, nail clippers, pen nibs, safety pins, pins, screws, watch-srap, minute hands, clock-keys, imitation pears, gems, fake eyelashes, etc.
My intention is to represent with humor that we are hybrid living beings, we are everything we create. Usually my creature’s hands are made from old, used sharp items, with which my intention was to represent that human beings are dangerous, and even though my creatures have an innocent and naive looks, they were born like weapons, their arms are clasp-knives, scissors, or compasses. I am building the sculptures form consumer goods, articles, objects which with time became waste materials.
I am transforming the objects into animals and humans, the dead material into “living beings”. Before the transformation they were just ordinary objects, safety pins, old buttons, nail clippers, clock keys, bulbs, fake eyeslashes, scissors, tweezers, etc. I am mixing objects (trash) from my present and past, from my family’s or other people’s present and past who I never met in my life.
Timea Adorjan (Adoryanti)
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“Why is McDonald’s still counting? This is really insecure isn’t it?” Funny words spewed off by the great Jerry Seinfeld in one of his stand up routines. However this video is no joking matter..
We all know McDonald’s is “fast food” but since when has it been ok to substitute quality for speed? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not oblivious to the mega machine of marketing and advertising, but does anyone stop to think how off putting alot of the consumable goods are that we purchase?
Perhaps we see it but just don’t care, after all when navigating through the day to day activities life throws are way, most of us don’t have the time (or care) to complain as we happily shovel a “burger and fry” down our throats.
And when you’re doing numbers like the golden arches, is there a such thing as quality control? After all they have served over a gazillion people.. what are your thoughts on this video of perception vs. reality?
Kirsten Stinge, a Columbia University theatre graduate, uses ceramics and found objects to create beautifully surreal and macabre sculptures. The artist uses her experience in theatre training to create subtle, though thought-provoking, narrative pieces.
“Storytelling connects us to one another and explains who we are,” says Stinge. “In an age in which the individual is often alienated, my work attempts to cut through the isolation by presenting common thread of the human experience.”
Solitary female figures, presented as freakish circus clowns and odd world explorers, look vivid and realistic, as if their motions have been stopped by a sudden all-freezing wave. Artist explains: “Early in my career, a fine arts degree in theatre refined my understanding of imagery and taught me to use gestures as powerful expressive tools.”
All sculptures are made of ceramics and found objects, mostly rusted pieces of mechanisms that highly contrast with pale, delicate faces of figurines. The facial features, details in hands and feet were made with straight pin.
“While each piece is instantly approachable, closer inspection reveals a world in which the story and inner psyche of the character slowly emerges. The ultimate goal of my work is to create honest depictions of the human quest toward self-revelation and a contemporary identity.”
South Africa-born artist Freya Jobbins collects discarded children’s dolls and toys to create bizarre humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts. “My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts. Due to our society’s over consumption of plastic children’s toys, the materials I need for my assemblages are all very accessible,” Jobbins explains.
These enormous creatures are the creations of Scottish-born sculptor David Mach. He layered and enhanced a base form using hundreds, if not thousands, of wire coathangers to construct life-like sculptures of a giant tiger, cheetah, bear, gorilla and stag. Each creature looks amazing while frozen in time and displaying their ferocious roar.
Deep in the freezing cold and snowy Lapland, Sweden, an Ice Orchestra held their magical performance one would never forget. Violin, viola, cello, contrabass, banjo, mandolin, guitar, drum kit and xylophone were handcrafted from solid ice blocks for this special spine-chilling gig in the Gigantic Cosmic Igloo. Take a look and get enchanted!