@1 year ago with 1901 notes
#design #art #installation #house #fav #architecture #photoset
artist luise valdes collected a lot of unwanted cardboard boxes for his latest installation ‘casa de karton’ or cardboard house. the project is a life-size recreation of valdes’ apartment using cardboard tape and lots of white paint. all the objects in the apartment are made from old boxes that have been cut-out and assembled into the form with a sketch-like outline for smaller details. all the boxes are whitewashed to give the space a surreal quality of a drawing that has come to life.
@1 year ago with 27 notes
#art #art history #five plates two poles #richard serra #sculpture
Not the right piece, but this is making me homesick, which would explain why I tried to mess with photo replying.
Five Plates Two Poles - Richard Serra, 1971
From the National Gallery of Art:
Five Plates, Two Poles is one of seven “plate and pole” pieces that Serra created from 1970 to 1971, during a time when he began producing work on an expanded scale, including projects specifically designated for various outdoor sites. The plate-and-pole series elaborates principles first explored in Serra’s early “props.” Five Plates, Two Poles is the largest and most complex: it consists of five eight-foot square standing steel plates that are partly supported by slotted steel poles. These heavy elements rest directly on the floor and are held erect by the force and counterforce of the leaning plates (which are not welded but touch each other at various points), an essential premise of Serra’s work from this period. Walking around it allows one to grasp a sequence of shifting planar and spatial relationships manifested by the configuration of the plates; the power of this encounter is heightened by scale and implied weight. Five Plates, Two Poles represented a breakthrough for the artist, introducing essential concerns that he would continue to pursue throughout his career.