RICHARD SERRA - TITLED SPHERES
RICHARD SERRA - TO LIFT
richard serra - vortex
thomas heatherwick - doha grand hotel
THOMAS HEATHERWICK - LONGCHAMP NEW YORK
THOMAS HEATHERWICK - SEED CATHEDRAL
BARBARA HEPWORTH - TWO FIGURES
RICHARD SERRA - VIEWPOINT
I feel a connection to the simplicity of this structure. The material suggests it is firm and durable yet the carefully balanced position suggests a softer fragility. Again it feels like an interactive sculpture as the positioning creates a shelter, however arguably the safety of it is questionable and it seems as though it could be knocked down with the slightest touch, I really like this vunerability.
RICHARD SERRa - wake
THOMAS HEATHERWICK - LONDON BUS
Now this really feels like public art. I love the subtle manipulation of such a basic yet important thing because it so elegantly adds beauty to a standard part of everyday public sight.
thomas heatherwick - blue carpet
THOMAS HEATHERWICK - SPUN CHAIR
BARBARA HEPWORTH - FAMILY OF MAN
I adore the soft yeet powerful shapes in Hepworth's work. I found 'A single form' in Battersea Park to be strangely very emotive. Although it was the smallest and most simplisitc piece of public art out of the three it had a power that i feel is translated through most of her work. The shapes even though quite basic are connected to the human body and so instantly you feel a connection. The cut outs in the sculptures kind of feel like empty faces which I find myself assinging to friends and family and people that I know who remind me of the sculptures in some way. It is this ability to relate to the sculptures which makes them so inspiring.
BARBARA HEPWORTH - SCULPTURE WITH DEEP BLUE AND RED
I really enjoy looking at Richard Serra's work, it is so clean and minimal yet also extremley complex at the same time. I think his sculptures work best outside mixed with everyday buildings becuase they manage to blend in yet stand out. The rust orange colour works as an urban cameoflage however the beautiful and striking shapes juxtapose the standard buildings that surround them. I particularly like his scupture 'band' as it feels like it has a direct purpose, it reminds me of a strange maze as even though it is not that complex I feel like I could be lost in it quite easily, or I could hide within it. This is simular to the reaction I had at the Fulcrum as from the outset it just seemed like an obstrusive piece of public art, however there it formed a secret hole inside almost like a giant teepee. The combination of this and the firm and durbale metal made it seem like a protective fort or a prison, depending on how you looked at it. It gave the this idea public art with a purpose and a double purpose at that...
RICHARD SERRA - BAND
richard serra - joe
Although i can appreciate the beauty of the sculpture above, I do not feel a connection. I dislike the way the shape has been masked in another as it does not feel bold enough. Although spectacular in size and detail it feels quite faded and unimportant becuase of its lack of definition. I think that the contrast of elaborate detail and a large structure is not sucsessful because the two things drown each other out.
Overall the work of Thomas Heatherwick is my least favourite as it is too intricate. I prefer the bolder shapes as for me personally I feel they have a stronger impact. There is somthing kind of tacky in Heatherwick's and I think it is the ornate detail.
thomas heatherwick - guys hospital
BARBARA HEPWORTH - ROCK FACE
barbara hepworth - sqaure with two circles
This image above was my favourite Hepworth sculpture because it said different things. I liked the contrast of the sharp angular edges, somthing that is not common in her work, against the soft gentle holes. It reminded me of many things, firstly of those things you find at fairs and peirs where you insert your head into the holes and become part of a photo that tells a story. Many people can hide themselves behind the characters, likewise this sculpture seemed to offer protection a place where you could hide but still be in touch with your surroundings through the holes. However It also reminded me of the stocks from the middle ages, where people would be trapped as a punishment. I found it strange how it could bring such contrasting pictures to mind.
I really like the way the shape has been created using external objects. Instead of being the loose and free flowing garment it naturally would be, the metal bar instantly creates a sense of entrapment.
COMME DES GARCONS SPRING SUMMER 2015
issey miyake pleats please
issey miyake APOC
pierre cardin cape bullseye
comme des garcons
This garment excites me as the model is both trapped but protected depending on how you want to read it.
pierre cardin menswer spring summer 2013
comme des garcons spring summer 2014
This is an interesting use of shape and reminds me of the angel wings, instead of the garment creating shape, the lasers create different formations, that seem to inprison the models.
PENN IRVING ISSEY MIYAKE
LUCY MCRAE & BART HESS
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE BY ROBERT ARNESON 1981
Although this is a ceramic ornament, It has inspired me for garment ideas. The figure is completley trapped within the pot as his arms are completley covered he is almost being squeezed. However it could also be argued that for whatever reason he is protected, as the pot provides a hard casing...
escultra per a fon 1959
BARBARA HEPWORTH - DRAWINGS FROM A SCULPTORS LANDSCAPE
claes oldenburg soft washstand 1966
I really like the theme of circles as shown through Hepworth and Boujous's work. Circles connote to the human body as they make up many aspects of it. They are soft an gentle and work well in garments as they seem to come from the body.