By definition, sculpture is three dimensional — and by most accounts, that’s what makes it great. Looking at a free-standing work of art that’s been attended to on all sides is a wholly unique experience, and the impact of viewing sculptures often carries with it a sense of immediacy.
And that’s what makes the sculptural work of Switzerland-based artist Gavin Worth paradoxical in the best way. His wire sculptures combine the emotive nature of free-standing pieces with the intricacy of depicting human faces on a two-dimensional plane.
After working as a designer for years, Worth latched onto one mantra: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” As he explained to My Modern Met, “You definitely can’t be self-indulgent in design. You’re forced to focus on very clear, very economical communication.”
Art is a communicative force and a matter of translation. “I could feel love more intensely than anyone has ever felt love before,” he continued, “but if I can’t communicate to someone else what that feels like, then it’s just self-indulgence.”
And that’s where his stories come to life. He avoids presenting the false version of human physicality that’s become most palatable to audiences today. Instead, Worth explores the imperfections of which we’ve unfortunately grown weary.
The idea here is to create pieces that serve as points of departure, leaving viewers with the sense that they’ve experienced a visual narrative. Just as writers put pen to paper, Gavin Worth writes stories in the ink of bent wires.
To see more of Worth’s work and learn about upcoming exhibitions, be sure to check out his website.
At Disney World, even the janitors are magical. As a janitor (a.k.a., a custodial guest) at Disney World, this girl gets to help keep the happiest place on earth nice and tidy. She sweeps the streets… but she can do much more than just that. She and the other members of her custodial guest team can do quite a special trick for the other guests at the park. Just give them a mop and bucket, and you’ll see.
Source: Reddit Even though many of the employees at Disney World were seasonal or temporary, they enjoyed embracing their roles there and learning as many characters to draw as they could. Hundreds of people would gather to watch them create water art… it’s an amazing part of the job! Share their unique talents with others by clicking on the button below.
Redditor NicoleMary27 shared these incredibly unique photos that are the works of her friend Zoey. Zoey has an affinity for making things out of cardboard, inserting herself into amazing worlds she creates before her photographer boyfriend, David, snaps the pictures. Together they go by the name Dosshaus. Below are 8 pictures of her cardboard creations and each piece’s title name.
How awesome is that? I bet she could make a killer fort! You can find more of Zoey’s work on her DeviantArt page, her Tumblr or the couple’s own website. Source: Reddit Share this cardboard world with your friends below.
Artist Vik Muniz has an incredible talent. By taking printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books, he can create masterpieces (literally). The Rio de Janerio and New York artist uses these raw materials to meticulously recreate some of the most famous paintings in history. He uses thousands of irregularly-sized strips of paper and assembles them into one cohesive image.
The recomposed collages look like paintings. The ripped, irregular edges almost resemble brush strokes. These finished products look almost as good as the original artworks. You need to check this out for yourself.
Cai Guo-Qiang is a New York-based artist who’s made some seriously hot art for his “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter” installation that’s now on display at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China. Using gunpowder and porcelain, he creates amazing images that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. You’ve got to see what he’s able to do with these two unusual items. Check it out, you’ll be glad you gave it a shot!
This is probably more fire than you’re used to seeing at an art gallery, but if you’re overwhelmed by this, brace yourself for the rest of the pictures.
England native Clive Maddison learned his way around wires as an electrician for the past 30 years. He’s learned so much that he channeled his knowledge into impressive artwork, by manipulating hard coils into smooth sculptures. Each piece begins with a single strand of wire, which he twists and transforms into detailed trees.
Maddison never uses glue or solder while creating the trees.
If you want to learn everything there is to know about bugs, become an entomologist. If you want to learn maybe one cool thing about them, have some fun before you run for cover or a shoe. It probably won’t work, but it did for this guy. Worst case scenario, you waste a couple of hours having fun with a bug. What a relief it would be to cross that off the ol’ bucket list. Watch thesam101 learn a little bit about this bug and try not to get a pen and paper out the next time you see something crawling around your workspace.
Does that count as art? Because if not, I’d much rather play Tic-tac-toe. Share this post using the button below.