On the mid-life crisis project list for this year, I have something that includes making tiny models of robotic insects - things that look like insects, but on close inspection turn out to be mechanical. This is emphatically not steampunk - no cogs or lacquered brass - but rather things that appear as if they really do come from the far future where biomechanics and electronics have merged to form self-replicating, autonomous critters that clearly fill evolutionary niches. How do I do this? [more inside]
I've stumbled across a little french sculpture from 1984, and I'd like to know more about it - but I can't figure out who made it... [more inside]
I'd really like to have more art in my house, and I love the idea of having original pieces. But I know almost nothing about art, so I don't know the best ways to go about finding and buying it. [more inside]
I'm looking to find examples of Canadian First Nations art depicting seals. Ideally paintings, prints or sculptures from B.C. aboriginal artists. [more inside]
How do you pitch a community on building an iconic landmark? [more inside]
There's an artwork on public display in my community that isn't labeled with the artist's name or the title of the piece, and I'd like to know more about it. The facility that has it on display doesn't have the information, so I'm hoping you could take a look at it (or just read my description) and tell me if you know more about it, or where I could find out who created it and what it is called. It's a rather unique piece, being a full-length overcoat that's been hardened/cast and mounted on a large canvas. The yellow floral pattern of the coat is seamlessly transferred to the background of the canvas. For a link to a phone-cam pic I took of it, click [more inside]
Does this exist? I want a 3D simulation program where I can experiment with gears (including bevel gears), slots and slides, eccentric cranks, levers, maybe even chain drives and belts and pulleys. Ideally I'd be able to change sizes, numbers/shapes of teeth, location of the drive shaft, etc. to see how those changes affect the motion of the gadget. [more inside]
On the South bank of the Thames in 2002 (and maybe still there), there was a structure, like a piece of public art, in which you could place your body and it would support you at a slight angle, enabling a wonderful view while totally relaxed. It was a tilted section of a cylinder, made of dark metal. Does anyone remember/know of this? An image, location, or name of the artist would be wonderful!
There is a statue in the Milwaukee art museum titled "The Last of the Spartans". It depicts a dying soldier writing the word "NIKAT" on his shield, presumably as his last act before succumbing to his injuries. What does NIKAT mean? [more inside]
Is there any art that you find ugly, but still admire or value? [more inside]
The ice melts, releasing the pebbles onto the sculpture. YOUTUBE Anyone know more about this genre of what I call sonic sculpture? [more inside]
Looking for an artist that would go into natural environments (e.g. a stream) and organize objects there (e.g. rocks in the stream). by some salient characteristic (color, size). I think I'm making up the stream example, but they were objects that would never end up ordered through any natural process.
What is the earliest depiction (not description) of an iceberg in Western Art? [more inside]
Do you know about building mobiles? Looking for book recommendations, your favorite mobile makers (or mobiles) and any tips and tricks for finding balance with mobiles. [more inside]
Best way to transport a small nineteenth- or early twentieth-century plaster sculpture from DC to London? I have no expertise in transporting art. [more inside]
Help me identify this Salvador Dalí print! And another thing! [more inside]
My friend just bought a wood carving of a horse head (Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4). It's supposedly from India and about 200-300 years old. Furthermore, the seller told us people used to hang them in pairs on the sides of their door as a status symbol (hence the wrought iron nail through the chest). [more inside]
I am looking for an art image (20th Century I think) and for the life of me I cannot find it. [more inside]
How does an established professional but not well known artist best go about 'exhibiting' a collection of beautiful metal sculptures in Toronto? Would they have to rent their own space and throw an event? Do they pitch/apply to various galleries? Which ones? Asking for a friend! Thanks in advance...I love the green.
Looking for the name of a New York artist from the 1950's or 1960's. [more inside]
Artist trivia time! I love this painting! Does anyone know who the artist is? It's a painting with a sculpture of similarly-shaped heads next to it...but I just saw it randomly online and haven't the first clue of who it might be. Has anyone seen anything like it before? (other than on Easter Island)
Does anyone know the name of the sculptor who created this piece (sorry, only have that one cross-processed photo), or have an idea how I could quickly find out? It's at the MFA Boston (I think on the second floor). I've already clicked through their collection online and can't find it. Thanks!
I am fascinated by these indoor moss panels, but the instructions accompanying this project are a little vague...and I want to see more! [more inside]
[artFilter] Can anyone tell me what light sources are being used in this art installation? [more inside]
Where do LA-based sculptors go to buy/sell used equipment? [more inside]
I've made it to the final round in my school's art competition and I'm looking for advice on how to display my sculpture, how to describe it, and any other advice. [more inside]
Looking for a picture/drawing of a bear statue from behind (possibly facing forward) - from what I recall, it looked like a chainsaw-cut carving of a brown or black bear out of a tree. Could be B&W lineart of one and I recall the grooves of the "fur flaps" being very deep but symmetrical - not rough-cut and not rounded. Thinking of using it along with a drawn "cub" of similar look & feel for a tattoo. [more inside]
What's the story behind the (contemporary) sculptures scattered in and around the Forum in Rome? [more inside]
Sculptor / artist who creates lifelike horror / alien scenes? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of public art exhibitions in New York City that were covered, removed, or otherwise vanished, due to critical response or other factors. (For example, Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman.) [more inside]
I'm looking for a cool trophy to recognize someone's contributions to a techy volunteer organization. [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift that is somehow tree related. This hasn't been an easy search. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for back story on a somewhat disturbing photograph which was circulating around the internet around 10-15 years ago. Trouble is, I no longer have a copy of the file, and can't find it. [more inside]
My wife recently sold an art piece and is having trouble figuring out how to ship it. It's four rectangular panels with dried leaves sticking out perpendicular in narrow rows. The leaves, while fairly sturdy, are thin enough that they need to be suspended without anything touching the tops of them to prevent them from being smashed. Pictures are here and here and here. Each of the four panels is 4"x24" with the leaves about 4" high. The border of each panel is 1/4" deep and 1/8" wide. We've considered carving out styrofoam, but the narrowness of the border dissallows that. The only solution we've been able to come up with is to wood-glue some more of the panel material into slots for the panels to slide into, but we're not sure if that is the best option here. Any ideas, websites, suggestions or insights would be very, very much appreciated!
There is an artist that does these weird, hyper realistic sculptures of human-animal-monsters and I can't remember the name...
There is an artist that does these weird, hyper realistic sculptures of human-animal-monsters and I can't remember the name... [more inside]
What is happening in Foley Square, Manhattan (the asphalt "park" near the courthouses)? First, there were lots of small brightly-colored rabbits. [more inside]
What's this public art/sculpture in NYC? It is plastic and shiny and is located just outside Central Park, across the street from the Apple store on 5th (or it least it was on Dec 31st when I took the picture).
I'd like to learn to sculpt. Where should I start? [more inside]
I love these retro assemblages. Is it plausible to create small metal assemblage sculptures using nothing but patience and industrial epoxy? and if so,
- What epoxies would you recommend?
- Are there sites that cheerfully discuss this sort of industrial craftiness? Thanks!
Casting (molding?) a solid object in silicone or similar... [more inside]
I need help identifying an obscure, ancient-looking sculpture. A picture of it appears pinned to the inside of a door in a photo of Jim Morrison holding a gas mask. Here is the photo of Jim My interest is in the photo over his left shoulder. Try not to be distracted by the one over his right shoulder. If you crop out the item and turn it right-side up, you get this. So, all you classical history buffs, recognize the statue?? [more inside]
I remember a post on Mefi within the last 18 months about an artist who paints giant three dimensional words over otherwise bland nature scenes, as though the words were giant sculptures in the middle of the wild. Now I've forgotten his name, and can't seem to find the link... can anyone tell me the name of this artist?
I would like to start doing some messy art: oil painting and maybe some metal sculpture. But my NYC apartment doesn't have any space for this. I was wondering if there are any studios in New York City (or Brooklyn) that one can rent (or share) by the hour. I won't be using it enough to rent the space for long periods. I might use it once a week. I might go a month without using it. The perfect place for me would be reasonably priced and stocked with basic equipment, i.e. easles. If there isn't a place like this, someone should start one. Not a bad business model for luring wanabe artists.