I wasn’t sure what to choose for my blog so I tried looking for something I found unique and interest. One day I was stumbling on stumbleupon.com and found shadow art. It really caught my eye, because when I was little I used to play with flashlights and make little shadow puppets and never did anything very intricate. I just wondered how they made these.
British-born and –based artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster using a pile of junk created these. They are able to create the feeling of humanity when light is projected on them. They are able to create a unique image, such as the one’s above the first one is of two men sitting on a box. And the other is of two human heads on spikes. In this artwork I get the idea that just because something maybe junk to you. For someone else or if you look at it different may be viewed as artwork or something more useful.
The first artwork above is titled “Real Life is Rubbish” made in 2002. I find it amazing how they can use a pile of trash to create this artwork. I think it amazing that they were able to create such detail with it. Creating to men sitting on a box, one of them is even wearing a hat. I believe the idea they are trying to get across it that everything can be garbage but if used correctly it can become useful.
The second artwork of theirs I have above is called “Dark Stuff” made in 2008. What it looks like is two balls of scrapes on two individual spikes but the shade you see it much more clearly. The shadows look like the figures are to people’s heads on spike, which I think goes well with the title they gave it.
- Where do they get the junk they use?
- Does it make a difference on what kind of light source they use?
- Would using a different color evoke different emotions?