At first glance these objects look like they are in motion, almost like every object is falling down, especially the “strawberry blanket”. In reality they are actually natural materials, like feathers, fruits and flowers, attached to nylon threads. Sculptor Claire Morgan from Belfast is the creator of this magnificent art work. She has among other things achieved a first class degree in Sculpture from Northumbria University.
The Japanese artist Naoko Ito from New York has made a great piece of art using only a big tree branch and jars. She has cut the branch into several pieces before putting them in the jars and then stacking the jars into the original shape of the branch, so it looks like the branch is growing inside them.
Artist Mike Stilkey is painting artistic images on the spines of stacked books. His art is called “book sculptures”. Stilkey uses acrylics and colored pencil to form one image of beautiful and elegant humans and animal that reminds of German expressionism.
An Austrian artist named Gabi Trinkaus calls herself a “media thief” because she uses small pieces of glossy magazines to make portrait collages. Many would say that the portraits look creepy but they are trying to show the aesthetics of advertising and media.
Artist Christopher Locke has made these modern fossils by hand, everything from cassettes and floppy disks to Nintendo and joysticks. They represent pieces of modern technology that almost has become “extinct” in these days because of improved technology. Locke collaborated with a local computer and electronics recycling program, insuring that there was no e-waste from the project.