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A Woman’s Work is Never Done

A Woman’s Work is Never Done

Eliza Bennett: A Woman’s Work is Never Done British artist Eliza Bennett has a unique take on the world.  In “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”, Bennett explores the  neuroses surrounding the human condition. Eliza Bennett: A Woman’s Work is Never Done In her “self-inflicted sculpture” Bennett makes the bold move of using her own skin as a […]

Florentijn Hofman realises giant climbable aardvark

Florentijn Hofman realises giant climbable aardvark

The Burgers Zoo in Arnhem Holland commissioned Florentijn Hofman to create a piece of work that celebrates 100 years of the zoo. The Dutch artist created a gigantic aardvark spanning 30 meters long and made from concrete.  This little lovable creature has also featured in the cartoon the Pink Panther. Hofman’s giant aardvark is positioned laying on its back with a golden party hat – looks […]

Spheksophobia…?*

Spheksophobia…?*

* A fear of wasps.  If you are not of a bug friendly disposition,  you might blanch a little at what’s coming next (if the title pic didn’t get you first)… Artist sculptor, creator of steampunk inspired contraptions and other oddities, Nik’s latest work includes, among other things, hornets, spiders, and he has recently accepted […]

The Neon Blacksmith

The Neon Blacksmith

For as long as she can remember, Sophie Jones has been obsessed with fluorescent  colours.  If it glowed under ultraviolet light, she needed to own it. She remembers collecting such objects as a child and has pursued her passion for neon into her professional practice. This fascination with the bright and beautiful,   combined with her […]

Lurking Beneath: Anthropormorphism with a Social Conscience

Lurking Beneath: Anthropormorphism with a Social Conscience

As a dedicated, lifelong  anthropormorphist, I was both captivated and unsettled by the work of Kako Oya  which brings the darker elements of human nature to the fore. In “Lurking Beneath”, Kako explores the human condition by using anthropomorphised rabbits.  Having discovered that their characteristics in literature are depicted in a similar way to that of […]

Beautiful Disasters

Beautiful Disasters

Strangely beautiful and compelling, Beautiful Disasters is a collection of abstract ceramic forms by Beth Azar, an artist who uses her work to reach out to the audience about social, economical, political and environmental issues. Inspired by natural disasters and their aftermath, Beth uses crawled earthenware glazes to create intriguing and beautiful textures reminiscent of […]

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

  Tom McPhee’s work really caught my attention at New Designers because it’s so playful! Using metalsmithing techniques, he creates interactive automata and kinetic sculpture pieces which entice the viewer to interact and play; encouraging curiosity in the details that surround their lives. Tom’s work is inspired by the moments in the everyday,  “like when a leaf […]

Birds of a feather stick to – biscuits?

Birds of a feather stick to – biscuits?

Lorraine Berkshire-Roe, an illustrator from Oxford, has improved on the age-old saying by proving that the odd couple of birds and biscuits make for an entertaining combination. Berkshire-Roe’s sweet sculptures raise a smile as an assorted aviary of common garden birds perch upon the humble biscuits we dunk in our mid-morning and afternoon cuppa. These […]

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck’s current exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (April 16th – October 27th) provides an opportunity to look at the Australian artist’s stunning back catalogue. Considering the time that must go into creating his monumental sculptures the rarity of a Mueck exhibition is unsurprising. However, his ridiculous productivity is! This has made selecting a […]

Cock Among The Pigeons

Cock Among The Pigeons

  Katharina Fritsch – farmyard sculpture A giant, blue cockerel is the latest sculpture to adorn Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. However, Katharina Fritsch’s farmyard sculpture has ruffled a few feathers and sparked a planning objection from Thorney Island Society. The association claimed the sculpture to be”totally inappropriate; however fanciful and dramatic it might appear to […]

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