I would have to say that the sculptural design of this residential Mail Box is perfect if you want your cards and letters hand delivered! Continue reading Eye On Design: Sculptural Mail Box at The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
In Liberty, Hank Willis Thomas renders a two-dimensional image as a three dimensional sculpture — modeled after an original photograph that appeared in Life Magazine in 1986, which featured a Harlem Globetrotter in front of the Statue of Liberty, spinning a basketball on his finger. Interested in popular culture, photographic history and sports as a metaphor for individual and collective struggle, Thomas created a life-size sculpture of the moment by casting the arm of retired NBA All-Star, Juwan Howard.
Liberty is part of Thomas’s Punctum series, which draws inspiration from the French philosopher Roland Barthes’s idea of the punctum: that “element which rises from the [photographic] scene, shoots out of it like an arrow, and pierces,” Using this concept as his foundation, Thomas selects a specific area of an image and re-presents it as Sculpture. Through cropping and isolation, he encourages us to contemplate framing itself: what is left in or out of a photographs, narrative, or an account of a historical event, and why?
Photographed in the Brooklyn Museum.
Oh my! I love how this Wine Bottle Stopper makes it look as if a little zombie arm is reaching up from the neck of your wine bottle! Scary! Do you need to own one? The details are below:
- Wine bottle cork or bottle stopper shaped like a zombie hand rising from the ground
- Exquisite level of gory details – handcrafted by local indie artists
- Material: tough urethane resin and cork
- Unique: no two are exactly alike – paint details may vary as it is handpainted
- Size: 1-1/4″ dia. x 5″ (3 cm dia. x 12.5 cm) Fits most wine bottles
- Design: Odd Art Fabrications
Priced at just $11.95, it makes a great gift for your ghoulish