A new interpretation from the Enter the Brick series.
From Green to Red, 2020
Plastic bricks & glue
13.1 x 16.1 x 7.5 cm
Hello Friends and anyone interested,
haven’t posted much lately as I have been busy as hell. Now I have a few days off and finally manage to get a few things done. Like further developing my work space. Here’s a shot of something old but fresh shot from the new installed photo corner.
I wish you all a blessed season and all the good for the forthcoming time!
Experimenting with mosaics.
Not long ago I was in contact with Arthur Gugick (Flickr account), who I admire for his pioneer work in seeking different methods of creating mosaics with the bricks. He was a very friendly and helpful guy and I wished our conversation would have continued. Now I know what happened as recently I heard that he had passed away.
That made me very sad. Another mastermind with the bricks like the great nnenn gone far too early.
Rest in piece and my condolences for his beloved ones.His artwork will live on! This mosaic is dedicated to him as I had him and his studies in mind while creating it.
Usually I don’t manage to document any progress of my stuff, but with the new work space improving I managed to grab a few rough progress steps.
My intention was to create a mosaic which is more than just a mere conversion of a prior photo edited digitally with some kind of mosaic program. Although that tool was initially involved I tried to part the part midway and try to give it a more individual touch – with the risk of failing. The coloration happened later and was done manually without any digital pre-editing.
A friend requested me to do a new version of Hello, my name is…
Padberg meets Cole Session [image credit to M. Padberg]
Paint edit_flipside rmx
And here is the fresh Jungle Boogie version alongside the A’maze’ing flipside remix
A redesign of a creation from 2010.
Now with more accuracy, details and functions:
‘The fire eating through layers, the core unveils it’s content. Trapped in the eternal play between macro- and micro cosmoses.’
This is a retake, improving the quality and adding some more atmosphere.
Plastic bricks & acrylic paint
2011 / 2016
This is stand alone piece as well an entity of something larger, eventually.
Off the Wall
3.6 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm, interlocked
The stand-alone-piece consists of two perfectly interlocking sides. The two elements have many different arranging possibilities. There is also a version with barbed wire added.
There is a conceptual idea beyond the stand-alone-pieces. That is creating an installation consisting of 16 same ‘Off the Wall’ pieces while each one being individual as well as being part of a larger picture… Head over to the Kickstarter campaign to find out more.
You might already know that I have a soft spot for state of the art land machines. The first machine I saw when I was about 10 years old was a Mercedes Benz tractor MB 1000. I really liked the unconventional and stylish design.
When doing the brick thing I came across the John Deere Forwarder back in 2010 and made a brick version. Now I managed to make some better photos alongside an interactive digital 360° view for anyone interested.
Disclaimer: The Forwarder is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by John Deere.