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These incredible metal sculptures in New Zealand defy reality (and gravity)

‘The majority of my work has more holes in it than substance – it’s about looking through things, not just at things. There’s always an element of surprise.’ These are the words of Kiwi artist Neil Dawson. Dawson’s sculptures seem to defy reality, mostly suspended above urban areas with the sky as a backdrop, they sometimes appear to be whimsical doodles drawn straight on to the real world.

Made primarily using aluminium and stainless steel Dawson’s works of art interact effortlessly with the urban areas around them. From geometric shapes to recognisable 3D objects, his suspended sculptures manage to become part of their surroundings while also standing completely alone in empty space.

‘There’s something sanctified about a gallery environment because the works are physically and visually static,’ says Dawson, ‘With public sculpture there’s a real dynamism because it’s constantly changing with the light and the elements’.

Via Beautiful Decay

Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art
Neil Dawson art

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Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.

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