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A great pile of interesting, somewhat useful objects. An interesting multitude of stories there!
Inspires me to organize my chaos and the beauty of hard and soft working together.
What April said;) I agree, it looks like each item could tell a story. It looks "lived-in".
The new distressed childs playhouse from IKEA.Although the instructions were written in Swedish, everything is there.
I think it's fascinating, like one of those I Spy books. So many things to look at, but it still looks pleasingly tidy. :)
I don't know that I'd call it beautiful, but it IS intriguing.
"Compact" comes to mind.
It's a building block. Look at it as a metaphor of a building block
Part Fred Sanford.Part Borg.Love it.
There's a lot of material in there. Both literally and figuratively.
We usually see objects or people with the skin attached.This is a box without the skin. And that makes it sculpture.The same could be said of a good story. The writer enables the reader to see through the surface, to engage with the characters. And that makes it art.
I've got much of the same détritus in my garage. You're welcome to it for free.
This organizing idea may work for my teenage son's bedroom.
A multi-storey story
I like the previous comment about Fred Sanford being assimilated into the Borg. That really nails it. I am in awe of the precision. This appeals to the engineer in me. Terri
I see a tidy pile of rubbish.
It is art because its only purpose is to exist *as* art. It is good art because it has narrative. It is the life reduced to dimensions. It is chaos rendered in precise form.It makes demands of the viewer while holding them back. Look, and study, and wonder, but do not touch. To understand it, to see its components and how it is built - to understand the physicality of its existence - would mean taking it apart. So: tension, destruction, containment, things unseen.
Looks like the underside of my daughter's bed after she has claimed to have tidied her room.
I'm very fond of Tony Cragg's work. In this piece he is "thinking outside the box" by being precisely "in the box." I don't mean to demean your finding the art work meaningful. The blog where you found the image, credited the artist. You might want to consider doing the same. Being an artist myself, i think that is the least people can do who use images of our art.
I see a metaphor for happiness. What used to be unrelated bits of materials/life info now make sense. They've been brought together by careful thought and imagination so it now all makes sense. Simplicity from chaos. Very quantum , very zen.Makes me happy to look at it. :-)
I love the movement and the texture and the color of it. The earthiness of it all, especially since the components are made of materials--trees, stone, sheet metal--altered by man and machine, intended as utilitarian objects, but it becomes something else all together through the hands and vision of the artist. I love the shapes and the lines, the ins and outs of the cubbyholes, the lucious visual pleasure it gives, without even having to engage my brain. I get the discussion and ideas of conceptual art, but for me, this is eye candy, colors of fall and winter, like seeing farmland from an airplane. Thanks for sharing it.
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