Sunday, December 6, 2009

disrupting social order

I love art. especially when it forces me to think critically. this is partly due to the fact that I am a comm. major & also studying sociology so I love over-analyzing anything & everything to the point where that thing makes no more sense...

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

9 comments:

confessions of a marc addict. said...

those are so weird...and therefore, so cool! thanks for sharing (:

~kristie~ said...

very interesting pics...the giraffe one is my fav!

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Krissy said...

Those are really neat! I'm half tempted to try the process now! haha. I especially love the carousel horses.

Dejana • shopsterium.blogspot.com said...

the last one -soooo cute lol
and the giant clothespin - how cool!

Behind The Seams said...

i love these pics!

She Got Style said...

Very nice and unique! Like it...

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.mck said...

the sculptures are amazing! although the body in the water is kinda of creepy. but still pretty awesome. lol

ANN said...

Haha, these pictures are so interesting!

lowra said...

wow!! I looove those tape sculptures. That is amazing!