Installation Art

At first glance I thought these were photographs of real leaves. I am astounded by the unconventional material, and the patience and skill of sculptor and installation artist Jenine Shereos. It’s hard to believe these beautiful and delicate leaves  are wrapped, stitched, and knotted together strands of human hair.

{via Colossal | An art and design blog}

Artist Laurie Frick creates gorgeous collages using cardboard, wood, paperback book covers, junkmail and gallery cards.  She describes her work as being a fine line between art and neuroscience. She translates her nightly EEG sleep data into beautiful organic, rhythmic, textured and colorful installations.

{via Colossal | art + design}

I love exploring in the woods. I am particularly fond of coming across those emerald-green, mossy mini micro environments that have so much life…it takes me into another world. Vaughn Bell has captured that feeling for me with his Village Green biosphere like installation. He has built house shaped terrariums with a hole in the flooring for the viewer  to poke their head through and be at eye level with the mossy world of wonder. He has even created some that allow two people to be in it at the same time.

I saw his exhibition two summers ago at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA and it is still very clear in my mind. After the exhibit I was ready to go home and build one so I could experience it on a daily basis.

{via Vaughn Bell }

Pei-San Ng’s piece, Passion,  is made up of approximately 2.500 match sticks, hand written text, and a total of 24 hours.  I am drawn to 3dimensional pieces that use multiples of one functional object, blurring the objects main function and bringing it into the realm of art and thought. Ng’s use of matches as the medium for this typographical piece is great.  I love that he uses a reclaimed art board as his canvas.

{via Follow the Colours}

Beautiful installations built by Patrick Dougherty.

“Dougherty’s works allude to nests, cocoons, hives, and lairs built by animals, as well as the manmade forms of huts, haystacks, and baskets, created by interweaving branches and twigs together. Many of his works look ‘found’ rather than made, as if they were created by the natural force of a tornado sweeping across the landscape. He intentionally tries for this effortless effect, as if his creations just fell or grew up naturally in their settings.”

Linda Johnson, A Dialogue with Nature

{via google images : Patrick Dougherty}