Bodies As Material for Sculpture

Bodies in Urban Spaces

Thank you Geoff for sending this to me, it made my week.

We’ve abstracted the human body in painting, photography, sculpture and used it as the basis of a form. It makes sense to skip a step and make the body the building blocks of a form.

When on a dance/movement/sculpture research trip to Marfa, Texas a group of TWU art students and I participated in movement workshops. As we interacted with the desert space around us, we distanced ourselves, spread our movements and our connections to meet the vastness. And its interesting that art director Willi Dorner and photographer Lisa Rastl chose to pile and stack in the compact spaces of an urban environment, Vienna to be precise. In the series “Bodies in Urban Spaces” the closer the quarters the more creative the fit, but beautiful in all.

Here’s some more pictures. The next one has nice balance. The two stones and the cat in the foreground complete the downward path the bodies create and then shoots the energy to either side of the photo to the fence walls and back up to the top.


Love girl in the red shirt who brings the curve of the form down to the street. I can’t tell if the clothing colors were an after thought or not, but they work well in most of the images.


For more images click here.


~ by The Great and Powerful RB on August 14, 2008.

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