sculpture

Designer Tobias Wong at the Museum of Vancouver

September 19, 2012

Designer Tobias Wong at the Museum of Vancouver

A retrospective of the work of Vancouver designer Tobias Wong (1974-2010) opens tonight at the Museum of Vancouver. It’s curated by Todd Falkowsky who, along with his colleagues at the Canadian Design Resource, has perhaps done more to promote Canadian design and designers than anyone else, at least in the last decade. 

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Karl Mattson’s sour gas escape pod, Rolla B.C.

July 23, 2012

Karl Mattson’s sour gas escape pod, Rolla B.C.


Pod at Sweetwater 905 Festival 2012. 

Karl Mattson, an artist and filmmaker from the town of Rolla in Northern B.C., produced this “escape pod” artwork last year.  

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Mystery paper sculptures left in Edinburgh libraries & museums

November 30, 2011

Mystery paper sculptures left in Edinburgh libraries & museums

A mystery sculptor (all that’s known is that she is female) has been leaving these sculptures made from book pages in libraries and museums across Edinburgh. When the sculptures numbered ten she stopped, leaving this inscription in a guestbook: “In support of Libraries, Books, Words and Ideas… a tiny gesture in support of the special places.” As a mysterious public art piece it has fascinated many in Edinburgh.

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Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin

July 18, 2010

Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin

Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin. “The movement is based on the principles of the walking platform devised by 19th century Russian mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev… when pushed, the legs carry the object along using a complex system of cranks, links and connecting rods.

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Coloured plexi beach art installation, Sydney

July 14, 2010

Coloured plexi beach art installation, Sydney

This sculpture installation of coloured plexiglas by Nicholas Elias takes me back to my 60s/70s childood. It’s part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t do this first, though I wanted to make more of a landscaping or entrance feature.

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