Duncan Johnson

Went by Marcia Wood gallery the other day to pick things up for client approval and walked out with one of these beautiful pieces by Duncan Johnson.

They’re painted and distressed reclaimed wood that have been meticulously cleaned and sanded, then adhered to panels; most embodied flat nail heads and graphite lines connecting them, to create these beautiful architectural quilt-like pieces. Seeing these in person are 100 times more moving and interesting to the sight and mind than just seeing them on a computer. It’s like if you stare long enough you might be able to hear all the stories these wood pieces have to tell. Absolutely beautiful.

superawesomeshop:

Porcelain lights, bangles, rings and collars from illustrator Madalina Andronic & designer Claudiu Stefan of The Awesome Project, on Tumblr

thesetoo:

In 2008, a fire swept through the Parisian taxidermy shop Deyrolle, and nearly 90 percent its menagerie was destroyed. Photographer Laurent Bochet shot more than 300 images of the charred collection, and his devastatingly beautiful photos were later released in the book, 1000° C.

thesetoo:


In 2008, a fire swept through the Parisian taxidermy shop Deyrolle, and nearly 90 percent its menagerie was destroyed. Photographer Laurent Bochet shot more than 300 images of the charred collection, and his devastatingly beautiful photos were later released in the book, 1000° C.

Al Farrow.

To really get an understanding of what you’re looking at and the power of these pieces, you need to go to his website and look at the enlarged, 360 views of his work. These pieces are made entirely out of guns, casings, artillery shells, and human remains.

So, finally here’s the start of the sculptural elements from my whole Growth/Destruction/Rebirth series I’ve been beating my head against the wall over for the last year or so. I’ve had several ideas about this part of it and most of them have been thrown out the window, so as of right now… this is where I’m at with it. I think.

But I want feedback. And I want serious feedback. If you like them, tell me why. If you hate them, explain yourself. If you think I suck at life and should quit while I’m ahead, let me know. Write me an e-mail. Send me a message. Call me. Leave me a text. Something. Especially those of you who are in school/call yourselves artists… you want others to do the same for you, so I expect you all to do the same for me. Don’t hold anything back, please as I’m lost on this and can pretty much go anywhere with it.

See them larger/on black at my flickr.