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soundsuit sculptures by nick cave

4 May

Performance artist and fabric sculptor nick cave, has been creating intricate wearable sculptures for nearly twenty years

Hi newest exhibition, entitled ‘nick cave: meet me at the center of the earth’, featuring his soundsuits are now on show at the cincinnati art museum in Cincinnati, OH, USA until april 29th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trend Report: Sculpture-wear

9 Aug

I’ve always been into wearable art. In school, my senior thesis project was illuminated eveningwear. Still to this day, I am enthralled at the mechanics of making a wearable garment that is functional and visually spectacular. Here’s are some of my favorite pieces from SS 2011:

 

 – Cynthia

 

Images provided by FashionSnoops

Sculptural Joy

11 May

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to meet sculptural genius Julie Joy Saypoff at Artist and Fleas. A local resident, Julie creates out of the Willie B Galley on N. 8th by the waterfront. She fell in love with our “Hold My Heart” ring, which we customized for her each of the 3 pieces in a different finish: Gold, Silver, and Rose. After sharing that she is also a local artist, I had to check out her work:)

“Close”
copper with patina, granite

Using primarily copper, steel, and aluminum, she works intuitively with each piece first building the foundation and then by refining the details. Her abstract pieces speak on a metaphysical level, touching back to the ideas of creation, energy, and life—using organic materials to characterise these concepts. In her videos explaining her pieces, she encompasses the exercise of personal inspiration on her pieces, and on art in general:

” I believe that fine art is a universal language that can be appreciated by anyone who is patient enough to ponder it and that by understanding basic human nature, we can better understand both ourselves and others.  It is a language without words that can be seen as well as felt and can be visually interpreted throughout the world. “

 Poetry of Life, Painted Aluminum,
28″ x 18″ x 18″

Inspiration Front View
copper, granite base 10 1/2 ‘ high

 

Orgametric
10”x19”x12” copper, patina

Flutter Fountain
Copper – 19 x 20 x20

“My goal as an abstract sculptor is to communicate a specific energy through the gesture of a piece.”

Julie in the studio

“All of my work speaks of emotion, honesty and relationships between human beings”

 Check out more of Julie’s work here–> http://www.artbyjuliejoy.com/

Truly Inspiring:)

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