From afar Martin Senn‘s wire sculptures resemble ink or marker illustrations but if you look closer you can see the loops, knots, and pieces of wire that have been used and manipulated to project each object.
Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives & works in Cleveland, Ohio in a studio by Lake Erie. She uses natural and reclaimed materials, salvaged birch logs, clay and plaster to create wonderful installations that comment on humanity’s interaction with the natural world. As Ziemska explains on her website, she uses art as a tool to better understand the world.
Frederico Uribe has released his new collection of work made from electrical and a/v cables called Contectado.
Uribe creates sculptures which are not sculpted but constructed and weaved, in all kinds of different ways, curious and unpredictable, repetitive and almost compulsive. They follow the classics canons of figurative and abstract art, but the result is absolutely unusual, whimsical, of enormous efficacy and communicability. When observed from close, his works reveal various kinds of interpretations; they invite us to touch them, to discover the detail and connection between one element and another. When viewed form further away, they offer volumes, forms, textures and color. Distance, proximity and perception are key factors in the interaction between Uribe’s work and its viewers.
Canadian contemporary artist Peter McFarlane is a conceptually based sculptor, mixed media and installation artist, known for his sculptures of trash and recycled items. Of his work McFarlane says:
To me, waste is just lack of imagination. This belief carries beyond the boundaries of my art production and permeates most aspects of my life. Most of my home and studio, and much of everything in them, is recycled. I’ve always had an epic imagination along with a driving desire to make things. Thus, used objects have pared my options down to a workable, manageable level. No object is beyond artistic merit, meaning and metaphor.
Amazing stone balance art by Land artist Michael Grab.
Through witnessing what this art has done for me personally over years of practice, my vision grows more and more to encourage others to seek their own “still-point” or inner silence. This art allows one to freely be themselves, manifesting their own particular vibrations into a 3D world. Stone balance teaches the practitioner lessons through silence. The inner silence that one cultivates through balancing is a foundation to realizing that each of us are as much one another as we are our entire universe.
You can see more on his website Gravity Glue.
Jaakko Pernu’s environmental sculptures are inspired by the artist’s experiences growing up in Finland, where he was always helping his father build boats, manipulating wood into organic shapes. Pernu’s work is generally made of natural materials – branches and trunks found near a site, expertly woven together to achieve exquisite forms.
The ideas to my works come intuitively into existence by surprise out of time and place. I feel that my ready works can be part of the specific art world, placed in a museum or in a gallery, but just as well they can be in the dimension of everyman, on a strange route, along by which you would bump into them by chance. My theme is the influence of humans on nature – the influence of nature on humans.
Made of a compacted growing medium, these suspended sculptures by Mathilde Roussel are planted with grass seeds and allowed to transform over time, the grass sprouting and growing.
“Through these anthropomorphic and organic sculptures made of soil and wheat grass seeds, I strive to show that food, it’s origin, it’s transport, has an impact on us beyond it’s taste. The power inside it affects every organ of our body. Observing nature and being aware of what and how we eat makes us more sensitive to food cycles in the world – of abundance, of famine – and allows us to be physically, intellectually and spiritually connected to a global reality.”
In this series of photos, notice how she shows the slow transformation of the suspended sculptures.
Isaac Cordal creates tiny cement figures (10 in. approx.) and places them in odd circumstances around the urban environment.
The figurines represent a kind of metamorphosis through which an urban human leaves his role of citizen and begins merging with the city and slowly becomes part of urban furniture.