Wood sculptures from Ameila Bauer
It took too long figuring out how I was going to cut the gears for the bank vault. I tried projecting them and using lots of math but finally found a gear generator app online. It allowed me to print the gears, spray mount them to the wood and then cut them out. It was still a lot of work, but it’s done.
“Negative space is accustomed to being ignored. People walk right through it without a second glance. Only artists are drawn to enlarge upon its possibilities, the meaning of what’s between table and chair, hoof and mouth, dog and kennel, us and them.
Decades earlier, Bruce Nauman made art from the space between the legs of a chair, a suggestion that Rachael Whiteread turned into a career. Landis has his own spin, however, bringing a mad scientist sensibility to the deadpan banality of the objects he chooses to anchor the air, which is the nothing that makes everything possible.” seattlepi.com
“Air Check”, sculpture created by Shawn Patrick Landis in 2003. Materials; air, nylon-reinforced plastic, clear vinyl, blue tarpaulin, and blower
“Since 1990 I have been occupied creating new forms of life.
Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat.
Over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.”
Great article in the Chattanooga paper about my latest work. In the article it mentions me watching the videos in the chamber, however the videos were played on VCR’s outside the chamber and their magnetic radiation was beamed into the chamber using satellite dishes. Click the image below to download the pdf.
I have been burned out on conceptual ideas lately and have been playing with purely tactile, repetitious, sensory experiments…or lots of coffee stirrers, sometimes melted together with a heat gun and spray painted different colors.
“Advanced Beauty is an ongoing exploration of digital artworks born and influenced by sound, an ever-growing collaboration between programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects.
The first collection is a series of audio-reactive ‘video sound sculptures’. Inspired by synasthesia, the rare, sensory experience of seeing sound or tasting colours, these videos are physical manifestations of sound, sculpted by volume, pitch or structure of the soundtrack.
The films embrace unusual video making processes, the visual programming language Processing, high-end audio analysis and fluid dynamic simulations alongside intuitive responses in traditional cell animation. Each artist was given the same set of parameters to work within; to start, finish and exist within a white space, creating a seamless coherence, all sculptures sharing the same white environment.”
Click the image below to watch an HD trailer for the upcoming DVD.
I came across this designer, Matt Kirkland, who in one of his “stupid projects” has taken various animatronic toys and stripped them of their beloved fur. They are quite interesting in their birthday suits.