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Shadow Art

10.2.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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We’ve seen our share of “artist” who work with found (junk) materials, but rarely have we seen any one take it to the level of UK duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster. These pieces featured here are intricately constructed piles of garbage that reveal beautiful silhouettes when light is cast upon them.
More images after the jump.





29 Responses to “Shadow Art”

  1. capitol B Says:

    gotta give credit where credit is due…this is obviously inspired by the work of Shigeo Fukuda…a true pioneer in the Art of Deception…

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  4. Neu Black Says:

    Sorry, I just had to :-)

  5. Mark Says:

    Incredibly creative artists. Would be nice to see other angle shots or close ups of the garbage in some of these.

  6. Travis Says:

    thats simply just amazing

  7. Kate Says:

    Really cool, except…the one of the heads on the sticks…is it just me, or does it look like the one on the right contains some sort of animal carcass?

  8. Mel Says:

    Yep. Looks like chicken.

    It totally adds to the element.

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  10. Kellis Says:

    Right Kate,

    The materials used are obviously as well staged as the shadows they cast. I’m pretty sure that is a chicken carcass, but there’s something that looks like a tail stuffed under it to make it look like a bigger animal. That sort of thing doesn’t happen on accident.

  11. Kate Says:

    Kellis; I’m sure the materials are staged as well, got to have things that look junky enough, but that’s not a chicken carcass. The length of the tail along with what appears to be a leg coming off the side looks to me like it’s probably a rat.
    Sigh…four years of college for an Animal Science degree and I can say that it appears to be a rat carcass. My professors would be so proud…

  12. Neu Black Says:

    I’d be inclined to agree, but there’s a very long leg on this for a rat. I’d hate to think this is a dog, because I really like dogs. This maybe one animal, but I think it’s possible this is pieces of several animals positioned to look like a single one.

  13. Kate Says:

    Sigh…well, I guess it is a long leg for a rat. The other thing I thought of was a cat…but I really, really like cats. I don’t want it to be one.

  14. Jashua Says:

    I think this is fake and you all are fakers.

  15. Gard Says:

    I saw this is London in 04, and it was incredibly cool. ^_^

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    Check out Vik Muniz´s work…

  19. John Bush Says:

    @adbongo likey. Very impressive

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  21. Schahryar Fekri Says:

    Kool!!! Wonderful :)

  22. Ju Says:

    Very nice idea !! I love it !

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  24. kathryn Says:

    These are made from dead rats and birds. i saw one at the london portrait gallery.

  25. M Says:

    I love it.

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    Extremely creative!

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