Archive for the ‘sculptures’ tag
Jason deCaires Taylor is an artist who has developed a strong bond to marine life. He is known for his underwater eco-friendly sculptures located off the coast of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the West Indies. Each sculpture has been documented, which even shows how ecosystems have inherited it. Currently he has an exhibition in New York City at the Jonathan leVine Gallery where you can check out more of his work.
These absolutely stunning sculptures, by well-know street sculptor Mark Jenkins, are made up of only clear packaging tape and their surroundings! Who knew tape could be so purdy?
Ever think books and libraries are just obsolete technologies from our past? Artist Guy Laramee thinks about it a lot. By carving amazingly detailed landscapes into discarded books he expresses his feeling towards man’s progress in society.
“Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply Is. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.”
Whoa, heavy stuff there Guy.
View more of Guy Laramee’s amazing book sculptures here.
China is serious about Jobs-mania. All 250,000 copies of the book are sold out in the country and folks lined up before bookstores opened just to get copy. Considering publishers already faked the bio, it’s clear that their love of Steve is still strong.
MICGadget has a full photo gallery of the launch including a number of delightful sculptures made entirely of copies of the bio.
How hardcore are these folks? Some choice quotes:
Wang Xiaochuan, CTO of Sohu, a major web portal in China, said:
“I purchased 500 copies of the book for my colleagues, I hope they can learn from it.”
Douma Zouzou, who wrote in response to a passage from the book in which Mr. Jobs rejects the idea that companies should give consumers what they want, instead of what they need, said:
“Reading this, I’m incredibly moved. It’s people who think like this who are the real elites pushing society forward.”
Heady stuff, to be sure. I’ll try to grab some shots of the scrum when I land in Beijing tonight.