Seattle-based artist Casey Curran constructs mesmerizing kinetic sculptures of copper and brass wire relied on a motorized mechanism. “Bequeath these Seeds,” was created in 2016 for the Bellevue Arts Museum biennial show “Metalmorphosis”.
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Northumberlandia (the “Lady of the North”) is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington, Northumberland, northern England. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of earth from neighbouring Shotton Surface Mine, it is 34 metres (112 feet) high and 400 metres (1,300 feet) long, set in a 19 hectares (47 acres) public park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform. Far from being a rigid manicured art form Northumberlandia is a living part of the countryside that will mature over time and change with the seasons. Its creators claim that it is the largest land sculpture in female form in the world.
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The Force of Nature is a series of sculptures by Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn depicting mother nature as a woman rotating Earth around in circles with a piece of cloth. Made from bronze, stainless steel and aluminum, the sculpture has been installed at many places around the world from England and the United States to Monaco and Singapore.
“We live with a false sense of security only to be awakened by Mother Nature’s fury..After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature,” Quinn explains on his website. “This would be reminiscent of the early statues made as peace offerings to the Gods in the hope of quenching their anger.”
Sculptor, painter and stage designer, Edoardo Tresoldi is known for crafting stunning sculptures with sheets of wire mesh. Incipit, an architecturally-inspired work, features gigantic arched passageways and a series of floating birds which are affixed within the piece. The towering installation appeared at the Meeting del Mare 2015 in Camerota, Italy.
Street artist Bordalo II uses old tires, damaged bumpers, entire vehicles and other scraps of painted found trash to form impressive animal sculptures and places them in public locations. It is not only a way to recycle, but also a critique of the world we live in, where we often have nice things, which are based on junk without realizing it.
Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang is specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public art work. Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination, integrating the two elements, “human beings” and “objects”, into creative themes. Since 1993, Tsang’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Spain and Switzerland and collected by local and overseas museums and collectors.