‘Sweet Dreams’: large scale hyperrealistic sculptures by Peter Anton.
The doughnut box is 1.5 metres across, the chocolate assortment is 1.2 metres square.
The choc ice is 2 kilometres long (no it’s not).
This is the worst thing about my neighbourhood – maybe in all of Dublin. The water has been turned off during lockdown. It will be a great relief and silver lining of this time if it never gets turned back on again. Hideous. pic.twitter.com/RsqmOYC1Ro
— sarah mckenna (@daughtersarah) May 12, 2020
Who Made the World by Cliodhna Cussen (Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh’s mother) at The Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Or ‘spot on”?
Irish Plogging Divas tweets:
Art in Blackrock, Co. Dublin; representation of contemporary Irish political talks: statues of stone trying to carry the same load in three different directions simultaneously. Such culture to consume at night for free! Thank you.
These are sandcastles.
The brutalist sedimentary architecture of artist and sandcastle maestro Calvin Seibert, conjured from nothing more than sand and water, smoothed and levelled by knife, trowel and hand. Sez he:
I always start at the top and work down, taking great care to keep the horizontals level. I pretty much make things up as I go along, allowing surprises and engineering difficulties to shape the castles.
An anamorphic sculpture by Austrian artist Thomas Medicus featuring a cube composed of 144 glass strips painted in acrylic with four scenes which reveal themselves with each 90 turn.
tldr: we can never really know.
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#TProcess: It takes eight weeks for the artist Kathleen Ryan (@katieryankatieryan) to fabricate one of her massive, moldy fruits made from #gemstones. While each gem — darkly striated emerald-green malachite, milky iridescent opal, smoky quartz — is itself hard and lustrous, together they simulate colonies of fuzzy mold, particularly the common fungus known as green rot (Penicillium digitatum). “The sculptures are beautiful and pleasurable, but there’s an ugliness and unease that comes with them,” Ryan says. This one is called "Sour Sparkle" (2019). Video @jordantaylorfuller.
Oversized sculptures of mould-covered fruit – their encroaching fungal growth simulated with translucent precious and semi-precious stones (like malachite, opal and smoky quartz) pinned to painted foam forms by artist Kathleen Ryan.
More of her work here.
Delicate sculptures made from dandelion seeds by Tokyo-based artist euglena.