Jooheng Tan

31 01 2013

Looking at Jooheng Tan’s work I was made aware for the first time that all children are sculptures. They love it. And that allure never leaves us. You see people spending hours creating forts, castles, (bleep bleep). And it is all swept away in the next tide.

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30 01 2013

This is a fascinating and enlightening history of papier mache. Worth the read.

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 PAPIER MACHE THE BEGINNING…

This armor comes from the armory of Daté Yoshimura (1703–1746), daimyo of Sendai. The helmet bowl, signed Saotome Iye, dates from the sixteenth century; the remainder of the armor was constructed in the eighteenth century. The breastplate is inscribed inside with the armorer’s name, Myochin Munesuke (1688–1735). The embossed ornament on the solid iron plates is characteristic of the Myochin school.

PAPIER MACHE HAS AN EXCITING AND ANCIENT HISTORY, ORIGINATING IN CHINA IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 2ND CENTURY AD. IT HAS BEEN USED SINCE TO MAKE CHAIRS FOR ROYALTY, PANELS FOR COACHES, JEWELERY, AND EVEN CHINESE SPEARS AND ARMOUR.

Paper was first made by Ts’ ai Lun, an official at the Chinese court of the Emperor Ho Ti at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.,  who developed an ingenious way of breaking down plants and rags into single fibres. The fibres…

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Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf

30 01 2013

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf An ambitious artist who hopes it would seem, to be a professional. With all the accompanying pretentions. I won’t hold that against her. She specializes in portraits and nudes and is accomplished in both. As I looked through her portfolio I noticed that she was becoming more of a story teller. I like that. As a viewer I would selfishly hope that she would pursue that avenue. I mean,  get out in the street.

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Scott Weaver

29 01 2013

Rolling through the bay is an abstract toothpick sculpture of San Francisco. It has about 100,000 of toothpicks. The amazing part, is that is has four ping pong ball paths that roll through different landmarks of San Francisco. I have spent about 3000 hours on it over a period of 34 years and the only glue I use is Elmer’s.

One doesn’t ask the question as to whether it is art. One stands amazed. 100,000 toothpicks. 34 years. Elmer’s glue.

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Rook Floro

28 01 2013

My sculpture/performance piece is inspired by Carl Jung’s psychological theory about the shadow. It concerns with the repressed ideas, weakness, and desires of oneself that the conscious mind refuses to acknowledge.

It represents my ‘shadow’ which involves my hidden desires to be different and become perfect in my own right. We always feel the pressure to be perfect by everything around us such as the media, social network, advertisement, friends, and family.

Its a pretty impressive piece of work. Not many sculptures affect me as this piece.

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27 01 2013

If you’re home on a Saturday night you might find this piece interesting. I did. I like the article better than the artist and his work. But that’s another story.





Cesar Santander

27 01 2013

“Once I conceive an idea for a painting, I arrange the objects and then use the camera to produce the strongest photographic example of my original idea. Then I paint the photographic image. Superficially, I appear to copy the photograph, but I make many adjustments to the photographic image as I complete the painting. I try to impose my own vision by subtle adjustment of colours, edges and details so that the finished painting is the strongest representation of the original idea.” – Cesar Santander

I had to look twice at some of his work to realize that they were paintings. Its not just his skill but the question. Why would you paint that?

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