Thursday, October 25, 2012

Brilliant!




Artist Jonathan Brilliant took about 60,000 wooden coffee stirrers plus a bagilllion coffee cup sleeves and wove this amazing free form sculpture WITH NO GLUE!  The exhibit named In Tension, are on display in a deserted drug store on the corner of 20th Street North and 3rd Avenue, till Friday when it will be dismantled into a pile of......wooden coffee stirrers ( to be donated for more art projects).  I found it both fascinating and impossible to photograph in order to give the feel of size and shape of it all. We were allowed to stand up inside and it was really great fun. Read more about Brilliant's other creations here .  Oh and how long did this take to create you ask?  Just 4 days.

9 comments:

s.c said...

Great art. How did he do it. Thanks for showing.

Janet said...

Where do artists get their ideas??? Really amazing!

altadenahiker said...

You're right -- brilliant. And so is the second photo.

TheChieftess said...

Interesting... I can't imagine creating something so intricate only to have it dismantled....

RedPat said...

Wow!

Bob Crowe said...

That's fascinating, sort of a Buddhist meditation on impermanence. What would happen if you poked your finger hard into the center? I can't imagine how the artist got this to stay together until ha had made at least one full circle.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Incredible. Stretches the imagination just looking at it.

Nathalie said...

Oh no I can't imagine such a work of art being dismantled and becoming a pile of coffee stirrers again.No no no this is wrong!
Can't people place bids to purchase the whole artwork?

William Kendall said...

Now that works as art!