The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts.
Couple With a Large White Ape
I love this because it makes no sense.
This state dinner and dessert service made for Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879 features American flora and fauna of the type that would be eaten at the meal. The ice cream plates, of course, are decorated with snowshoes! What design motif would you add to this collection?See all the gorgeous settings HEREFrom Top:"The Ice Cream Plate", Fish Service Platter “The Shad,” “The Fruit Plate,” Dinner Service Platter “Wild Turkey,” “Dinner Plate,” “Fish Plate,” “Oyster Plate,” “Soup Bowl” c. 1882, Designed by Theodore Russell Davis
Priest’s Crown, dated by inscription to 1654
Art Institute Chicago
Paolo Ventura - Winter Stories (2010)
“Scenes from the memory bank of a fictional circus performer as he looks back on his life during his final moments.
Using his own childhood memories, beautiful miniature figures, and extraordinarily detailed sets constructed from props purchased at flea markets, Ventura creates a fictional Northern Italian town where a traveling carnival has stopped.
His work evokes a simpler time from Italy’s past, but with a dark twist—shadowy backdrops and retreating figures remind us that this is not quite Eden.”
Column of Marcus Aurelius.
The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Columna Centenaria Divorum Marci et Faustinae, Italian: Colonna di Marco Aurelio) is a Roman victory column in Piazza Colonna, Rome, Italy. It is a Doric column featuring a spiral relief: it was built in honour of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and modeled on Trajan’s Column.