Thursday, February 18, 2010

So "glassy-looking" but not glass: Shari Mendelson's current work

Shari Mendelson creates historically-inspired vases that are made of discarded plastic bottles. The visual aesthetics of the work speaks strongly about traditional hand craft. On the contrary, her material implies consumer culture and issues of mass production.

Image excerpted from artists webiste

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A HOLE by Yoko Ono

A pane of glass is penetrated by a bullet, leaving a trace of violent act.
Yoko Ono instructs to go to the other side of the bullet hole and look through it.
For Ono, transparency and fragility of glass becomes a simple but powerful tool to speak about contradictions that resides in a society, and a shift of mindset by exchanging our viewpoints.

Image excerpted from gallery 360 degrees