Monday, May 9, 2011

Nails, to put things together, or to tell a story.

An artist called Vlad Artazov had this amazing idea of using nails to tell stories. I like the fact that he uses obsolete objects in a smart original and artistic way to tell stories of love. Here are some pictures:

I think his concept is very original. Bending nails is simple, but putting them in the right concept to tell a whole story is another dimension. His work is very different from the usual, and also very entertaining.
I admire this artists imagination and wish him the best of luck.

As a typewriter becomes a sculpture.

As I was browsing online  on gizmodo,  I found an artwork that is very interesting. An artist called Jeremy Mayer created sculptures by dissembling type writers and then  reassembling it all together into a human figure. He said that he does " not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly", he does "not introduce any part to the assemblage that did not come from a typewriter"

         I think the artist has a brilliant idea. It makes me think of all those debates about machines being a competition and replacing human beings. He finds a way to transform a machine into an unpredictable piece of art. I love it!!

Want some ice ?

            As i was browsing trough hotels online, i found that very interesting hotel called Ice Hotel.  It is exactly what the name implies, a hotel built of ice and snow. It is the first and the largest of its kind. The hotel is situated in Jukkasjarvi.  The hotel is like an art project that is built in winter from water taken in the torn river, and that melts when spring comes. The architecture of that place is a real work of art as we can see from those pictures. Each year they get visitors from all over the world, wanting to spend amazing days in this ice museum.

I love the concept, and hope to go visit one day. As for now, lets enjoy those gorgeous pictures, and imagine what it would be like, to sleep on ice, at 5 degrees Celsius.