Fraley’s Robot Repair was originally an art installation by Toby Atticus Fraley. The installation ran for 17 months in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Fraley now has a KickStarter to build a new installation, Robot Repair Shop, in the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Artists like Antony Gormley and the work they create intrigue me. I love large scale sculpture and art installations that allow the audience to immerse themselves the creations. Here are a few projects from Gormley that I found compelling.
In her recent work, Bees, Sarah Hatton arranges a dizzying array of dead honeybees into various optical illusions. The reason behind the works is to comment on the link between pesticides and the declining population of honeybees.
Jason Freeny is an “artist, illustrator, crazy person,” his quote not mine. But, he is also an illustrator that also happens to be an amazing sculptor. Freeny’s dissected toys are 1 part cool mixed with 1 part creepy to make a really awesome body of work.
Martin Heuwold aka MEGX, has a knack for transforming uninteresting or abandoned urban structures into something spectacular. First up are some installations where MEGX transforms vacant storefronts into an expression on the opposite nature of vacant (dead) and occupied (living) storefronts.