Joseph Marr “Cherry Laura” Preserved Sugar
Sculptor Andy Yoder spent two years building this lovely globe from individually-painted matchsticks. His son, reddit user yoderaustin, explains that the frame is a mix of foam, cardboard, and plywood. One by one, Yoder attached the hand-painted matches to this skeleton with wood glue, before lastly—in an effort that one may consider to be of both precaution and irony—dousing the entire form in flame retardant.
Be sure to note Hurricane Sandy collapsing upon the eastern American coast in the final photo above.
The piece will be exhibited by Winkleman Gallery at this year’s PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair, May 8–11.
You’d hope it would be lighted resulting in a great ball of fire during opening night as a performance / statement on the state of the world. Why else build it in matchsticks. (Mmh, okay maybe the fact that it is in matchsticks is symbolic enough.)
Tibetan pattern book of proportions, 18th century
“This eighteenth-century pattern book is written in Newari script with Tibetan numerals, and was apparently produced in Nepal for use in Tibet. It delineates, in 36 ink drawings, precise iconometric guidelines for depiction of the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures. The Newari writing suggests the manual may have been used in a collaboration between Newar and Tibetan artists”
Sympathy for the art gallery has been going for 6 years as of today! Thanks Tumblr!
Three Spheres II.V
After MC Escher.
Yves Klein (French, 1928-1962), Suite de seize timbres bleus, 1957-1959. IKB pigment on postage stamps, 9.9 x 7.7 cm.