Sculptor Sean Kenney started playing with LEGOs as a kid and has developed a highly impressive collection since then. Now, he’s one of 11 LEGO Certified Professionals who creates modern sculptures for a living. “I just chuckle at the age recommendations printed on the LEGO boxes as I tear them open,” the artist told TOPIC. “I remember when I was very little, I took fear when I heard the Toys ‘R’ Us jingle, ‘I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us kid,’ because it made me realize that some day I’d grow up and never like toys. Fortunately for me, it never happened.”
“I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the inventiveness necessary to transform them into a sculpture. I like to make work that is interactive and inviting, tactile and colorful. The joy of working with found materials is the unexpected uses that can be found for them. For instance, an umbrella and a bucket combining to form the trumpet of a daffodil, two old oil cans forming the basis of a wind turbine, or the internal workings of an alarm clock becoming a mechanism for a propeller” said Michelle at her site
Irish artisan has been turning avocado pits (or ‘stones,’ as she calls them) into tiny, intricately detailed figurines inspired by Celtic folklore. She carves the tranquil faces of forest spirits, the flowing hair of ancient goddesses, and even a handful of wild mushrooms now and then. The miniatures can be simply displayed as statues, or worn as pendants, and are meant to provide the holder with a unique sense of companionship and comfort
Lori Nix began “The City” series after moving to New York in 1999. Surrounded by great architecture, skyscrapers, and bridges, the urban landscape couldn’t help but find its way into her work. Still a fan of dystopian entertainment, think Blade Runner, Alien, The Hunger Games, etc, her current series is a mashup of her new urban life and a look towards an apocalyptic future
Above and Below is an installation by American artist Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is on display at and owned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The artwork was inspired by underground water systems in Indiana.(wikipedia)
In Paris Camille will be able to attend art school and possibly have an atelier of her own. Thus, the Claudel family relocates in search of better opportunities for their two most talented offsprings.
Her fascination for clay, stone, and dirt, began when she was a young child, and as she came of age, despite the protestations of her mother, her father supported her to study art. Around 1884, she started working with Auguste Rodin and before long became his lover and confidante. Obviously her family was outraged by the affair. (www.historyandwomen.com)
Jonathan Borofsky (born December 24, 1942) is an American sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in Ogunquit, Maine. Borofsky was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Borofsky’s art sought to interconnect minimalism and pop art
John Lopez is a bronze sculptor who is now working on his large and powerful beasts. Those fierce creatures are made of complete metal.