Metalsmith Gary Schott creates playful mechanical objects with an element of subtle humor. Schott’s work tends to be very time-consuming, the result of which is the creation of a device that performs an almost ridiculous, though charming and intimate action.
Is this a shoe? Is it wearable? It doesn’t matter. If something has a sly sense of humor then I love it already. Go ahead, pick a color, a designer or a material, and see what comes up. I couldn’t help myself and went to the ‘experimental’ section first. This is a huge virtual collection. Well worth exploring.
With a chisel in her hand, Julia Harrison creates unique jewelry. The Seattle-based artist forms body parts from various woods. The eyes, ears, mouths, hands and arms are first carved and then get an added color treatment with gouache, lacquer, wax and epoxy.
While in the lavatory on a flight, Nina Katchadourian spontaneously put the tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over her head and took a picture in the mirror using her cellphone. To her surprise, the photo evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. She decided to make a series of these portraits using what the room had to offer.