Monday, April 19, 2010

Event Horizon

New York City is the setting for Antony Gormley's latest installation Event Horizon. Problem is, his strategic positioning of 31 life-size figures perched atop various buildings is provoking more than just thought and discussion. His statues are also instigating frustration within the NYPD because they closely resemble actual jumpers.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Ever since being introduced to Johnny 5, I've had an abiding love for robots. Brian Marshall (aka Adoptabot) makes robots out of kitchen utensils and every other piece of used cutlery, creating whimsical characters reminiscent of my favorite robot of all time, WALL-Eeeee. :)

Caroline Le Breton also uses kitchen utensils and cookware for her cute robot creations.

Quite funny and offbeat work by Clayton Bailey.

Buggy Robot from Martin Horspool is also a great source for inventive little robot sculptures.

Here's "Roaming" Mobile Phone Man (left) and Phil Robot, whose head is made from an old railroad lantern.

This "Space Patrol" by Ultra Junk is made from "a vintage boat motor gas tank, 60's auto seats side trim plates, Studebaker emblem and vintage microphone for the grill, old van interior lights for head lights, BBQ gas grill parts for the engine exhaust pipes, bicycle head light with a cut down 1960 Chevy tail light for the rear light, part of a ballerina toy for the bubble shield with a 50's Chrysler headlight ring for the bubble trim, Electrolux vacuum cleaner parts, antique wood burner top and clothes rack ring for the base, and other odds and ends.

Even robots get the blues...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

A Head Above

Scottish artist Sophie Cave is currently showing over fifty floating heads in an exhibition at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. The disembodied noggins portray faces with a gamut of expressions and emotions as they hang amidst the backdrop of a post Victorian mansion. The heads are completely white, but are lit so that their expressions are accentuated giving the installation a somewhat spooky feel. The heads bring to mind memories of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.

Glass Artwork by Robert Weiner

Experimenting with a layered spectrum of color and fusing temperatures, Robert Weiner demonstrates a fresh spin on a 4,000 year old glass blowing process by creating his version of Murrine glass... just beautiful.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crouching Easter Bunny, Hidden Rabbit

Every bunny was Kung Fu fighting!


I'm always on the lookout for special short films... I love them, especially little animations. So when I came upon "Alma" by Rodrigo Blaas, I thought I'd share this cautionary tale that isn't quite what it first appears to be...

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo