Home and the world, 1986 - 1987
Lead, fibreglass, wood, plaster, air, 850 x 58 x 58 cm
Melting Superman at Singapore Art Museum
Currently displayed on the front lawn of the Singapore Art Museum is this melting Superman aptly titled, “No One Can Save Us Now.” Created by Mojoko and Eric Foenander as part of the exhibition: The Singapore Show: Future Proof, the larger than life sculpture is there to reminds us that a superhero is not immortal after all nor is it as “super” as it is thought to be. According to Mojoko, “it’s a comment on global warming. The fact that the superhero is melting gives us little hope for the future.”
It is made of polystyrene, Plaster of Paris, and plastic paint and took three people six weeks to create.
The Unbearable Lightness by Tomáš Libertiny is a large figure covered in honeycomb produced “naturally” by a swarm of 40,000 bees.
Pink Batman by Done by Mr. Red
Available through outsiders-art.
Japanese Earthquake Seismograph Sculpture by Luke Jerram
Taking a 9 minute excerpt from the 2011 Tōhoku Japanese earthquake and tsunami seismogram, Jerram used a rapid-prototyping machine to transformed it into a three-dimensional sculpture, which will soon be on display at the Jerwood Space in London in an exhibit focusing on how data is read and interpreted.
(via: My Modern Met)
A photograph of Michelangelo’s “Pietà” by Aurelio Amendola from the art book “Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano.” (via The New York Times > Arts > Image >)
Superhero Fetuses by Alexandre Nicolas
Part of an art exhibit at St. Pierre on Rue Ronsard in Paris, they depict various suoer-powered individuals in their development stages. And now that burning question has finally been answered: yes, superheroes ARE born with tights and spandex on. Finally!
Lion Monument by Bertel Thorvaldsen
Also known as the Lion of Lucerne, this sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world” and Mark Twain knew what he was talking about, guys.
Creatures From El by Ellen June
Beautiful hand-carved sculptures of mythical and oftentimes surreal animals. Some of these are available for purchase at Ellen’s etsy. She’s also open for commission work. Just please dont order a custom Mothman. Dont do it.
Sculptures Emerging From Paintings by Shintaro Ohata
Part of an art show at the Yukari Art Contemporary in Tokyo, Japan, Shintaros work involves 3D sculptures with 2D paintings in the background. From the front, it tells a certain story, but take a step sideways and suddenly the entire concept changes. Reality, much like art, isnt always what it seems. Especially when viewed from a different angle.