Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Books don't have to be boring...

Just stumbled upon Guy Laramee and his fantastic work, using old books as his medium he carves snapshots. Personally we don't think his work needs much explanation, but if you must, here's an excerpt from his Artist Statement:

"So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are." 

Read the rest of his Artist Statement here and click here to view the rest of his work.

Also check out this book wall exploring psychical and mental barriers by Joe Parker.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sweet - Make it stick!

'Sugar Cubist' Brendan Jamison's homage to Sir Henry Tate, the man who made the sugar cube, is to be displayed next to the real building at West Norwood Cemetery, London. It will feature in the outdoor sculpture trail from 22nd June to 20th July 2012.

Brendan Jamison, well known for creating sculptures out of sugar cubes, is said to enjoy the "freedom in working with them" to create a "beautiful finish" with a "fairytale sparkle".

This made us think what non conventional materials have you recently used to create Art? Let us know in the comments...

P.S. Candy and sweets from MeMyArt members...