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The absurd, whimsical wooden sculptures of Italian artist Willy Verginer – lifelike subjects bisected by strips of monochrome paint, exuding bubbles from their heads and fingertips.

Most of these figures are from his recent series, ‘Rayuela’, Spanish for hopscotch and the title of Julio Cortázar’s counter-novel that can be read from front to back or vice versa – a stream-of-consciousness style, producing varying endings and meanings depending on the reader’s sequence.


Tiny, biologically accurate sculptures of birds and animals by Hungarian biologist and miniaturist Fanni Sandor.

Each can take up to two weeks to create, forgoing moulds for embossing and pin-ended  tools (the robin’s nest alone took three days.)

But you don’t care about that. Because you only hear the sound of her name.


This afternoon.

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”?

YOU decide.

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.

The piece was inspired by a 1974 paper by American philosopher Thomas Nagel entitled ‘What Is It Like  To Be A Bat?

tldr: we can never really know.