Friday Roundup: Sculptures
It’s Friday again, and the Friday before Christmas at that. What a happy time of year. Safe travels and have a merry Christmas!
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In 2011, artist Jonathan Brand created pieces of a 1969 Ford Mustang out of paper. He began with 3D drawings on a computer, printed out the images, and then cut, folded, fit, and glued everything together. He named the project One Piece at a Time, as a nod to the Johnny Cash song about a Detroit assembly line worker who dreams of someday owning one of the Cadillacs he assembles and decides to steal one piece of a Cadillac at a time and then reassemble it.
Jonathan and his father restored an actual 1969 Ford Mustang, Jonathan ended up selling the original car to buy a diamond engagement ring, so the sculpture was modeled from his memory and a few photographs.
Sculptures below: (1) Swiss artist Dante sculpts iconic sports cars out of 24-carat gold wires (below: a Ferrari 250 GTO and an Aston Martin DB5); (2) Chinese artist Shi Jindian creates three-dimensional steel wire sculptures. He starts to wrap the wires around a familiar objects and then removes or destroys them; by trial and error, he learned how to crochet the two-dimensional strands into three-dimensional forms using tools of his own devising; (3) This Smart Car sculpture was created in 2008 by the three-time sand sculpture world champion Pavel Zadanyuk; (4) CMP is the largest supplier of cast iron in Taiwan, and this car installation in which the cars appear to be sinking into the ground is located on its block. The installation makes an effort to merge art, aesthetics, and nature.