anyway I stumbled upon this amazing tape sculpture, which reminded me a lot of the paper maché-ing my art class has consumed me with. taking inspiration from the wonderful Claes Oldenburg, we made sculptures of random, everyday objects. the idea of blowing up a hamburger, for example, to the size of a house is quite insane but it's the simplicity of the art that really makes his work so intriguing. you would never walk by a giant hamburger and not stop to really look at it, right?
so recently, I found these images of tape sculptures that look real, but taken in to context, they obviously aren't. like, a fire hydrant in the middle of a forest. I took a great interest in this type of art and was led to Mark Jenkins' homepage where he designs tons of random sculptures that, in a way, play tricks on us. he sculpts human bodies, puts clothes on them, and places them in the most bizarre positions out on the streets. when passerby see the bodies, they're really taken aback and can't stop looking at them. it's quite hilarious watching these videos because I'm sure I'd react the same way if I saw a man whose head was stuck in a wall.
I don't really know where I'm going with this whole blog post because I have a ton other paper assignments to finish up (fml!) but I just thought I'd share some amazing pieces of art.
see more Mark Jenkins here