Portugese Artist Dalila Gonçalves Melds Her Native Country’s Tiles With Boulders

Dalila Gonclaves Kneaded Memory

In Blankenberge Square, “Kneaded Memory” by Portugese artist Dalila Gonçalves is an outdoor sculpture garden of concrete-cast boulders partially covered with decorative Portugese “azulejos” tiles. (more…)

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Killer Piñatas In Aquatic Environments. Paper Sculptures From Under The Sea.

Paper Sculptures
above: Rodolfo Moraga, Gabe as Yaws, 40″ x 60″ photograph, hand constructed shark piñata and environment

“The Role of Piñatas” is a contemporary photography installation by Rodolfo Moraga that mixes, sculpture, live dioramas, video, sound and photography. Most impressive are the five large-scale photographic images of custom constructed papier-maché pinatas in aquatic habitats. The titles of the pieces subtly reference everything from JAWS to underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. (more…)

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The Rock Has Landed. Levitated Mass, A 340 Ton Boulder by Michael Heizer, Hits LACMA.

Levitated Mass at LACMA

Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer, considered one of the last great ‘land artists’, is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA‘s campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times. (more…)

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Mondrianesque Metal Shelving By Andrea Branzi Incorporates Real Birch Trees.

Andrea Branzi: Treesabove: Tree 4, 2011, Anodized aluminium, Birch wood, Edition of 12, H 110 / L 250 / W 27 (cm), H 43.31 / L 98.43 / W 10.63 (inches)

Andrea Branzi’s first US show is now on at New York’s Friedman Benda Gallery featuring his “Trees”, a collection of metal and mirrored furniture designs that incorporates real birch trees. (more…)

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