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A Serpentine Rattlesnake Wraps Around a Metaphorical Wood and Book Sculpture by Maskull Lasserre

 Art #books #sculpture #snakes #wood January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Maskull Lasserre In a towering, totem-style sculpture titled “The Garden,” Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre (previously) compresses a collection of 18th-century botanical texts between two parallel planks of Douglas Fir. Metal vices bore through the wooden beams, securing the first four volumes …

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Hyperrealistic Ceramic Sculptures by Christopher David White Mimic the Splintered Texture of Decaying Wood

 Art #ceramics #hyperrealism #sculpture #trompe l’oeil #wood December 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Carbon Footprint.” All images © Christopher David White, shared with permission In his Richmond studio, artist Christopher David White (previously) practices an alchemy of materials as he transforms slabs of clay into deceptive sculptures and functional objects that appear carved from hunks …

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In ‘Boogey Men,’ Monumental New Works by Hugh Hayden Reflect on American Culture and Politics

 Art #cars #copper #furniture #sculpture #skeleton #trees #wood December 9, 2021 Grace Ebert Al images courtesy of ICA Miami, by Zachary Balber, shared with permission An exhibition now on view at ICA Miami samples the recurring themes and motifs that are central to artist Hugh Hayden’s body of work: twisting flames spout from a …

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Woven Bamboo Installations by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV Sprout from Ceilings and Walls in Tangled Forms

 Art #bamboo #installation #site-specific #weaving #wood October 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Mingei Gallery, shared with permission Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV threads strips of bamboo together into monumental works that appear to grow from walls and ceilings. His hollow, circular creations utilize a style of rough weaving that his family …

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Sinuous Branches Envelop Human-Sized Nests and Large Geometric Sculptures by Charlie Baker

 Art Design #installation #nests #sculpture #wood September 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Charlie Baker, shared with permission Brooklyn-based designer Charlie Baker wrangles unruly branches and twigs into large-scale sculptures and installations that highlight the natural curvature of his foraged materials. Whether cloaking a perfectly round sphere in wood or constructing a treetop …

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Nondescript Human Heads Appear Burned into Large-Scale Matches by Wolfgang Stiller

 Art #matches #sculpture #wood September 8, 2021 Grace Ebert Group of five Matchstickmen (2019), wood, polyurethane, paint, each 155 centimeters. All images © Wolfgang Stiller, shared with permission Often propped up in a row or symbolically arranged, the ongoing series of charred matches by Wolfgang Stiller are oversized and surreal renditions of the book-bound …

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Plants and Knotted Branches Sprout from Camille Kachani’s Impractical Household Objects

 Art #books #furniture #plants #sculpture #tools #wood August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Camille Kachani, shared with permission Human progress and the insurmountable force of nature converge in Camille Kachani’s overgrown sculptures. The Lebanese-Brazilian artist (previously) is known for his furniture, tools, and other practical objects that are overrun with new plant growths …

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An Undulating Roof Made of Cedar and Steel Flows Out from a Pool House in Ontario

 Design #architecture #houses #wood June 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Partisans A steel slatted roof ripples across a property in southwestern Ontario, providing a meditative enclave under its gently sloping cover. Contrasting the stark black metal with softer strips of cedar, “Fold House” by Partisans features a two-story living quarter with …

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Sleek Wooden Ribbons Spiral in an Infinitely Looping Installation in Hong Kong

 Design #architecture #installation #public art #wood June 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Time Loop” (2021), 9.2 x 3.6 meters. All images © Paul Cocksedge, shared with permission A new installation by Paul Cocksedge (previously) creates an endless circuit of coiling wood in Hong Kong’s Yue Man Square. Made of sustainably sourced timber, “Time Loop” evokes …

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Nine Massive Waves of Deadwood Surge Across a Forest Floor Near Hamburg

 Art Photography #COVID-19 #installation #land art #waves #wood June 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Jörg Gläscher, shared with permission As the fear of a second wave of COVID-19 swept through Germany in the fall of 2020, photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher decided to channel his own worry into a project that felt …

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