Bali sculpture – Balibs http://balibs.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:05:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://balibs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Bali sculpture – Balibs http://balibs.org/ 32 32 Our Treasures: Exploding a Mysterious Sculpture at the Whangārei Museum https://balibs.org/our-treasures-exploding-a-mysterious-sculpture-at-the-whangarei-museum/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/our-treasures-exploding-a-mysterious-sculpture-at-the-whangarei-museum/ The bust measures 21 cm and is made of pewter. Photo / Provided By Ashleigh McLarin – Curator of Exhibits at Whangārei Museum, Kiwi North Objects tell stories and as these articles prove, there are countless stories to discover in our collection. The symbolism on the crested helmet was a point of interest, but my […]]]>

The bust measures 21 cm and is made of pewter. Photo / Provided

By Ashleigh McLarin – Curator of Exhibits at Whangārei Museum, Kiwi North

Objects tell stories and as these articles prove, there are countless stories to discover in our collection.

The symbolism on the crested helmet was a point of interest, but my research revealed other unforeseen intrigue – a case of unconfirmed identity.

Although I didn’t know who represented this bust when I encountered it in one of our collection repositories, I quickly identified it, or so I thought.

There are many copies of identical busts. Some copies are sketched on paper and others are carved or cast in marble, plaster, bronze or silver.

This bust is 21 cm high and is made of pewter (2019.37.1). Some of these busts reside in prestigious European museums like the Vatican Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the British Museum.

I was delighted to have identified this man – it was Menelaus, king of Sparta. Menelaus was Helen’s husband, and it was her kidnapping that started the Trojan War. Menelaus and his brother, Agamemnon, united the Greek people and fought a long conflict that ended with the Trojan Horse scheme.

The story was falling into place but then I came across a contradiction: other sites identified this bust as Ajax.

It turns out that all of these busts are based on sculptures known as the Pasquino Group. This group of statues are believed to be copies of an original Hellenistic bronze dating from 200-150 BCE.

They depict two male figures, one carrying the limp, lifeless body of the other. The Paquino group has been interpreted as either Menelaus carrying the body of Patroclus or Ajax carrying the body of Achilles. The busts are copies of these larger sculptures, centering on the active figure, Menelaus or Ajax.

There is no definitive answer as to who this number is – it is still up for debate.

So what does symbolism imply for the individual? In ancient Greece, centaurs represented bestial impulses against which a civilized man must fight. This struggle is depicted on the helmet.

The battle between an eagle and a serpent represents the battle between good and evil. It also symbolizes an important battle, which for Menelaus and Ajax was the Trojan War.

And finally, two balanced lions are on each top of the earpiece. Lions symbolize the strength of the wearer. Menelaus and Ajax were fierce warriors.

Many of these bust copies were made in the 19th century. At that time, ancient Greece was of popular interest. Philhellenism was an intellectual movement that had a deep love for Greek culture.

Greek mythology was valued because the stories were universal. The trials and tribulations of gods and mortals were relatable because we could understand their emotions and actions.

The presence of these mythological stories in the art of Western civilization is profound. Nothing more than the Trojan War, which is told through literature and art.

As the borders are now open, you have the opportunity to visit renowned museums abroad.

Still, know that you don’t need to travel more than 17,000 km to see Menelaus/Ajax – a bust lives right here in the Whangārei Museum.

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6 questions to Robert Lazzarini, whose last ser… https://balibs.org/6-questions-to-robert-lazzarini-whose-last-ser/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/6-questions-to-robert-lazzarini-whose-last-ser/ (MENAFN– US Art News) Distortion plays a central role in the practice of American artist Robert Lazzarini, in which common or everyday objects are stretched and distorted, making them less recognizable and strange. Early works included a series of “workshop objects”: wall-mounted tools typically found in any artist’s studio, such as a hammer, but the […]]]>
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Distortion plays a central role in the practice of American artist Robert Lazzarini, in which common or everyday objects are stretched and distorted, making them less recognizable and strange. Early works included a series of “workshop objects”: wall-mounted tools typically found in any artist’s studio, such as a hammer, but the object was flattened and twisted, so that perspective becomes an optical illusion. In 2010, Lazzarini collaborated with KAWS, applying the same treatment to the latter’s iconic Companion character, producing vinyl figures that appeared to have reflected themselves in a funhouse mirror. His method? Lazzarini was an early adopter of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, which produces hyper-accurate renderings of objects that can be edited, altered or distorted before production.

This interplay between object and distortion is highlighted in Lazzarini’s latest series, “guns, knifes, brass knuckles”, which features sculptures of these common objects, except that they have been visually and physically distorted, disrupting our understanding in perspective. In (2022), for example, the highly recognizable weapon is twisted in such a way that, although it is still identifiable, the viewer has no clear idea of ​​how it might be grasped and held. This phenomenological experience of recognition, crossed with the social and cultural connotations of the object, invites us to reflect on what brass knuckles mean, both for the individual and for society in general.

On the occasion of the launch of , we spoke with the artist about the series “guns, knives, brass knuckles” to learn more about the manufacture of these objects and their meaning.

Robert Lazzarini, detail from rass knuckles vi (2022). Courtesy of the artist.

Can you tell me a bit about how you see brass knuckles in the context of the show?

Sure. “Rifles, Knives, Brass Knuckles” considers the different types of spaces in which you might encounter these objects: public, domestic, and, in the case of brass knuckles, marginal. So it suggests something rarely seen: the alley, the street fight, the gang fight. Brass knuckles themselves are mostly concealed weapons, hidden in a pocket and pulled out at the last minute. Unlike a firearm, the use of knives and brass knuckles requires a violent, physically close encounter.

My work often contains body references. In this series, I have been interested in how each of these works relates to the hand as an extension of the body, more precisely to gripping. They all represent the fist as the armed hand. And, if the viewer can imagine the objects in their hands, this involves them in a possible act of violence.

Can you tell me about the distortion process?

I think of distortion as the relationship between the observable world and the schema. So, I reconfigure sculpture as a way of reconsidering it. Part of this process is correlating readability with unreadability. With brass knuckles I bring the normative object into digital space and modify it with compound sine waves.

Distortion does not necessarily consist of making severe deformations to the object. Small changes in their geometries can take them out of the normal register in a more disturbing way. Although the process of distortion is about making the shapes of objects more complex, it is also about complicating the space around the object.



Robert Lazzarini in the studio creating one of the “brass knuckles” sculptures. Courtesy of the artist.

Tell me about the importance of the golden surface of brass knuckles.

I try to highlight the tensions within the sculpture, one of which is related to the design. But another is the relationship between the gilt and decorative quality of the work and its vulgar subject matter. Having a shiny ornament sitting on your credenza from the comfort of your home is quite at odds with the notion of being in a half-lit alley trying to smash someone’s face.

The other brass knuckles sculptures you’ve made contain multiple elements. What is the meaning of repetition in these works?

Repetition is a tool I have used throughout my career. It is above all a way for me to express the seriality and the expansion and contraction of the object. Here, however, I am using repetition as a metaphor for kinetic activity. The intertwined knuckles suggest the energy and confusion of combat.

In the design of brass knuckles, there is the repetition of the four finger holes. This is where the viewer projects their own hand into the sculpture. Deforming the regular holes creates slip, making them shift and proprioceptive shift.

How do brass knuckles represent American culture?

America is one of the 15 most dangerous places to live in the world. We have a violence problem.

No one celebrates violence with the same enthusiasm as America does – television, movies, video games, the news. The fact that Americans are obsessed with it as entertainment says as much about the commodification of violence as it does about the ever-increasing blur between real and fictional violence. The prevalence of violence in all media adds to this confusion. (2022) reflects on America’s fascination with violence and reveals an aspect of our brutal nature.



Robert Lazzarini, (2022). Courtesy of the artist.

What other projects are you working on in the studio?

I recently started a series based on a group of distorted American flags attached to the wall. In accordance with my practice, there is no material translation, so they are made of fabric with distorted embroidered stars and variable length hand stitching. Obviously, they evoke something of the current state of politics in this country. However, notions of the body are also present – the works refer to camouflage, liquidity and blood. The flags are based on the 9 foot by 5 1/2 foot variant, also known as the “casket draper”, which is ceremonially used to wrap the coffins of fallen military personnel who died in action.

In some ways, I think these flags are better symbols of our nation than the traditional flag – not something static and fixed, but something constantly in motion.

brass knuckles (vi)

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Date Announced for Thomas Dambo Troll Carving Trail in Mandurah https://balibs.org/date-announced-for-thomas-dambo-troll-carving-trail-in-mandurah/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/date-announced-for-thomas-dambo-troll-carving-trail-in-mandurah/ Thousands of people are expected to flock to Peel Region in less than two months in search of Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s famous wooden troll sculptures. Tourism Minister Roger Cook announced on Wednesday that the Giants of Mandurah wooden carving trail will open on November 12. Region of Peel will be home to at least […]]]>

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Peel Region in less than two months in search of Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s famous wooden troll sculptures.

Tourism Minister Roger Cook announced on Wednesday that the Giants of Mandurah wooden carving trail will open on November 12.

Region of Peel will be home to at least five giant trolls in Dambo’s first sculpture project in Australia, but their locations will remain a secret until troll finders discover their locations using a trail map and a traveling companion.

Your local newspaper, when you want it.

The Mandurah Giants were conceived by the Copenhagen-based recycler artist as a “game of self-discovery” to encourage appreciation for the area’s unique wetlands, waterways and wildlife.

The story of the sculptures will incorporate the local creation story for the region as shared by the traditional owners of Bindjareb and locals will be invited to work with Dambo to create the final works.

At work in his Copenhagen studio, Dambo recently shared a glimpse of one of Mandurah’s new giants via Instagram.

“The last head from my upcoming show in Australia is almost done, can’t wait to see it finished…what do you think I should call this one?” he wrote in the post.

Camera iconDanish sculptor Thomas Dambo reveals the head of one of his famous trolls set to travel to Mandurah. Credit: instagram
Danish sculptor Thomas Dambo reveals the design behind one of his famous trolls who will travel to Mandurah.
Camera iconSketches for one of the wooden trolls. Credit: instagram

Mr Cook said he was delighted that the natural environment of Mandurah and Peel Region would be the new home of Australia’s first outdoor exhibition and Dambo sculpture trail.

“There was a huge public reaction when we first announced the exhibition in June. We now look forward to the public launch on November 12,” Cook said.

Mandurah’s local economy is expected to receive a major boost from the exhibition, with the project expected to be on display for at least 12 months.

“When the exhibit opens, I encourage everyone to make the trip to Mandurah to experience Dambo’s larger-than-life wooden creatures for themselves, as well as the many other attractions on offer in the area,” said Mr Cook.

Roskva by Thomas Dambo, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Maine, USA.  Photo courtesy of Thomas Dambo
Camera iconRoskva by Thomas Dambo in the Coastal Botanical Gardens of Maine, Maine, USA. Credit: Thomas Dambo/west

Mandurah MP David Templeman said he was also looking forward to venturing alongside his family to find the giant wooden trolls.

“These carvings will see Mandurah and the Region of Peel come alive with mystery and intrigue this spring,” he said.

The highly anticipated exhibition is produced by non-profit arts organization WA FORM – Building a State of Creativity and is being produced in collaboration with the City of Mandurah and Tourism WA.

For more information visit the website being developed exclusively for the Giants of Mandurah at giantsofmandurah.com.au.

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New sculpture takes shape at Te Pae Convention Center in Christchurch https://balibs.org/new-sculpture-takes-shape-at-te-pae-convention-center-in-christchurch/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/new-sculpture-takes-shape-at-te-pae-convention-center-in-christchurch/ JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/Stuff Moment of Movement, by artist Seung Yul Oh, is housed in Tae Pae on Colombo St in central Christchurch. Most Artworks in Christchurch new convention center were installed before it opened, but it took until the building was completed. Moment of Movement is a sculpture by Seung Yul Oh constructed from the outer […]]]>
Moment of Movement, by artist Seung Yul Oh, is housed in Tae Pae on Colombo St in central Christchurch.

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Moment of Movement, by artist Seung Yul Oh, is housed in Tae Pae on Colombo St in central Christchurch.

Most Artworks in Christchurch new convention center were installed before it opened, but it took until the building was completed.

Moment of Movement is a sculpture by Seung Yul Oh constructed from the outer fabric of Te Pae.

The metallic-looking sculpture faces Colombo St and is made of fiberglass panels covered in a custom paint finish.

A spokesperson for the Crown Ōtākaro reconstruction company said the sculpture was meant to reflect both the lights and sounds of the city during the day and night.

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Neo-Korean artist Seung Yul Oh has just opened a new exhibition at Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi.

Installation has so far taken several weeks and is expected to be completed in October.

The design, construction and installation of the structure will cost approximately $220,000. It was budgeted as part of the overall construction cost.

Oh, based in Auckland, is a Korean-born multimedia visual artist whose work combines East Asian and Western influences, sometimes with a whimsical flavor. He exhibits internationally.

Moment of Movement is set up outside Te Pae in Christchurch.

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Moment of Movement is set up outside Te Pae in Christchurch.

Another work by Oh, the brightly colored Conduct Cumulus, was installed in the South Quadrangle of the Christchurch Arts Center in 2017.

Other major works of art by Te Pae include Te Aika 2021 at the entrance to Oxford Tce, which was designed by Rachael Rakena and Simon Kaan and cost $440,000.

Inside is Hana, a suspended work by Lonnie Hutchinson made from 11,000 glass and acrylic beads and weighing just over a ton.

Seung Yul Oh is a visual multimedia artist.

Lawrence Smith / Stuff

Seung Yul Oh is a visual multimedia artist.

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Sarah Strong-Law is woven into the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail https://balibs.org/sarah-strong-law-is-woven-into-the-kangaroo-island-sculpture-trail/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/sarah-strong-law-is-woven-into-the-kangaroo-island-sculpture-trail/ Kangaroo Islanders helped create a new sculpture in Penneshaw to honor Island resident and inspirational leader Sarah Strong-Law, who died in a car accident in February this year. A sculpture will be commissioned in honor of KI leader Sarah Strong-Law, seen here with her husband Boone and their daughter. The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Committee […]]]>

Kangaroo Islanders helped create a new sculpture in Penneshaw to honor Island resident and inspirational leader Sarah Strong-Law, who died in a car accident in February this year.

The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Committee will soon commission an artist and begin the project to honor the woman best known for starting Adelaide’s Roller Derby, but who was also an island leader whose dedication was woven in every local project during the decade she lived on KI.

The committee raised over $31,000 to create the sculpture of Sarah, surpassing its goal of $30,000.

Sarah’s husband Boone Law says the extended family is “truly inspired by the incredible generosity that has been offered to dedicate a sculpture to Sarah’s memory”.

Sarah’s love for the island and her goal to inspire and support women around the world are evident on the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail that meant so much to her, and her sculpture will one day stand alongside many other projects that she has participated since her arrival. in Australia.

Sarah has helped organize many community projects, including basket weaving. Photo: KI Sculpture Trail

Born in Texas, Sarah was a natural leader and has always been heavily involved in sports and community activities in her home country.

When she took a leap of faith in 2006 and moved from the United States to Adelaide with her husband, she suddenly found herself knowing absolutely no one in the whole world.

“One day I came home from work and she told me that she had been sitting on a bench in Glenelg all day looking at the ocean, realizing for the first time the feeling of being truly alone,” says Boon.

“[Realising] she was completely anonymous in a city and had no community.

“So she decided she was going to make one.”

Sarah set out to bring Roller Derby to Adelaide and used her background in graphic design to create and distribute flyers throughout the city inviting would-be skaters to meet at the iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton.

People showed up and Sarah founded and launched the Adelaide Roller Derby League in 2007 with them. A community that played hard and helped each other, it was a large group of strong, independent women representing all professions. Sarah, who competed as Barrelhouse Bessy, had her community.

The couple fell in love with Kangaroo Island a few years later and decided to build a stone house with their own hands.

In 2012 they moved there full time, with Sarah actively volunteering wherever she could, being heavily involved with the Penneshaw community and using her event management skills to drive projects forward and create meaningful links.

“Sarah loved people and had a passion for building strong communities,” Boone says.

About five years ago, the mother-of-one became one of the founding members of the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail.

Undeveloped and disused public land in Penneshaw, perfect for beautification, was chosen and plotted for the trail. Working with an army of volunteers and artists, the people of Penneshaw then carved out a sculpture trail worthy of international recognition.

The Sculpture Trail aimed to foster economic development in the city, support local artists, engage communities, care for the environment, engage children, and build community pride.

Still free to use, the trail has attracted large numbers of hikers, locals and visitors over the years who enjoy the serenity and artwork along the walk.

Weaving workshops organized by Sarah. Photo: Matt Nettheim

Sarah, who was also instrumental in organizing the first ‘Tunes in the Dunes’ event in 2021, then worked with local weaver and KI artist Matt Nettheim in September 2021 to develop an art project to promote mental health in the aftermath of the Black Summer bushfires.

Working with her hands was something the 42-year-old mum enjoyed and, like Matt, she found weaving a naturally meditative experience worth sharing. With this idea, she applied for a Wellbeing SA grant on behalf of the KI Sculpture Trail. The application was accepted and the project “The Rattle Tree” was born.

Friend and co-founder of the KI Sculpture Trail, Jayne Bates says 220 people attended Matt’s basket weaving and rattle-making workshops that Sraha held across the island over the Easter holiday – after the crash car.

“The Rattle Tree became the gift she left behind to help the community in some way,” Jayne says.

The rattle tree. Photo: Matt Nettheim

The baskets were given to residents affected by the fire to bring new hope two years later. The rattles were ceremoniously hung from a blackthorn tree, transforming it into “The Rattle Tree,” a dynamic new kinetic art sculpture for the Sculpture Trail.

Today, the tree full of handmade rattles still moves in the wind, singing her song and doing exactly what Sarah did to everyone around her every day: healing the community and making people happy.

Sarah’s story and the community efforts behind “The Rattle Tree” were captured by local filmmaker Daniel Clarke, who produced a 10-minute documentary about the project. The short film and updates on the new sculpture honoring Sarah are available on the KI Sculpture Trail Website and associated social media sites.

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Andhra Pradesh: Rare Sculpture of Lord Ganesh Discovered at Macherla of Palnadu District | Amaravati News https://balibs.org/andhra-pradesh-rare-sculpture-of-lord-ganesh-discovered-at-macherla-of-palnadu-district-amaravati-news/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/andhra-pradesh-rare-sculpture-of-lord-ganesh-discovered-at-macherla-of-palnadu-district-amaravati-news/ AMARAVATI: A rare sculpture of Lord Ganesha in combat posture has been discovered at the famous Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple of the city of Macherla in Palnadu district of Andhra Pradesh. Although the Chennakesava Swamy Temple is a famous shrine in the district, the authorities did not notice the presence of the rare sculpture of […]]]>
AMARAVATI: A rare sculpture of Lord Ganesha in combat posture has been discovered at the famous Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple of the city of Macherla in Palnadu district of Andhra Pradesh.
Although the Chennakesava Swamy Temple is a famous shrine in the district, the authorities did not notice the presence of the rare sculpture of archaeological significance in the temple. Renowned Archaeologist and CEO, Pleach India Foundation Dr. E. Sivanagireddy found the precious structure during his study trip in and around the town of Macherla as part of the “preserving heritage for posterity” outreach program on Sunday.
Sivanagireddy, who has been instrumental in uncovering historic structures in remote locations in Telugu-AP and Telangana states over the past four decades, was virtually shocked to discover the Ganesha Sculpture in an unusual posture in the temple. He spent several hours studying the details of the temple’s carving. “This is an amazing find for me as I have never come across such a sculpture in my long journey through the archeology wing,” Dr Reddy said.
He said it was carved on the middle part of Rangamandapa’s pillar. He said the panel is bounded by the narrative of Durasada Vadha (killing of Durasada, a devil) in which Ganesha kills the devil after a fierce fight as mentioned in Ganesha Purana. “Unlike the images of Ganesha usually seen seated in Lalitasana, this image of Ganesha holding Parasu (battle axe), Ankusa (goad) with both hands and battling the devil with two other hands stands in Alidhasana, a one of a kind posture “said Dr. Sivanagireddy.
He said that two contemporary sculptures of Ganesha engaged in the death of the devil Durasada were found at Pachchala Someswara temple in Panagal village in Nalgonda district and Lord Rama temple at Sattenapalli in Palnadu district which belong to 12th century AD. JC. He however said that Ganesha’s fighting posture in Macherla temple is rare. He said it was high time to protect these rare sculptures as they have great archaeological and historical significance. He called on the authorities to organize a legend board inside the temple complex with iconographic and historical details. Former Vice President Mandali Buddha Prasad, Pandit Bejjanki Jagannadhacharyulu, Pavuluri Satishbabu (Historian) and Chennupati Srinivasachary, Sculptor of Durgi were also present.
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Lattice Sculpture House / Anushka Dassanayake https://balibs.org/lattice-sculpture-house-anushka-dassanayake/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/lattice-sculpture-house-anushka-dassanayake/ Lattice Sculpture House / Anushka Dassanayake © Eresh Weerasuriya + 28 To share To share Facebook Twitter Mail pinterest WhatsApp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987233/screened-sculpture-house-anushka-dassanayake © Eresh Weerasuriya Text description provided by the architects. The site purchased by the client was a plot of 14 perches; bordered by an access road and a private road on both sides. […]]]>

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