Portraits are just among the many mediums artists use to express their art. They use them as vessels to convey a message or discuss a topic. Apparently though, an art is only as effective as the materials used to form or conceive it. And most certainly, Bruce Mackley understands that.
Unlike many other artists or painters, Mackley uses a very different kind of medium – screws, that is. His famous piece, called the “Descent,” is totally stunning and is made up of 20,000 framing and decking screws, all of which have been meticulously installed into a pine board. And for the art to be achieved, the screws have been planted in varying depths.
Others call it half painting, but to some it’s half sculpture. Regardless, it can’t be denied that Mackley’s art features harmony, balance, and even chaos. And since it requires a great amount of patience and talent, the medium is certainly “tedious and challenging.”
Mackley was quoted saying,
It offers a fantastic level of undoing and redoing.”
So, without further ado, we give you “Descent.” Check it out!
Mackley admits that he spent hundreds of hours rigorously working on “Descent.” After all, he had to adjust and readjust the screws just to obtain the desired effect or form. Judging by the masterpiece’s look, there’s no doubt that patience and eagle-eye focus are required.
The industrial mosaic weighs around 350lbs and stands at seven feet tall, making it quite difficult to transport. According to BoredPanda, Mackley specifically created a trolley just to move the art from one place to another.
This is what he said about the reaction from the audience after seeing the art for the first time:
My favorite part of the whole thing was some of the couples where the guy was just tagging along, probably wishing he were out golfing instead. They’d walk up, discover what it was made from… then, bang… they could identify with the art. It really affected some guys in the trades. Super cool.”
Mackley further explains that touching the piece is highly encouraged, especially for the blind. Doing so simply creates a mental picture just by utilizing the tactile senses.
What do you think about “Descent?” Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
Hairy Selfie Nails Exists And It’s Creepy But Impressive
A Korean artist has taken nail art to the next level with her hairy selfie nails creation.
People are now taking art to another level. In the early centuries, people would only put their artistic talents on canvass or mold them to sculptures but things are much different now. From make ups to nail tints and then tattoos, expressing art has no limit these days as any part of the body has become the new canvass for many artists.
Indeed, fashion is a modern way of expressing our artistic sense. We experiment on our getups, our hairstyles, try on tattoos and now we have the nail art. Every year, a new trend comes out and men and women are simply thrilled to try them on so they can make an impression. But will you ever try the new trend of hairy nails?
The hair selfie nail art of Dain Yoon is taking social media by storm.
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“Sh*t looks straight out of Skyrim!”
An extremely talented artist from Estonia just wowed the world with his incredible dragon bench. What made this wood-carved creation more special is that it was made using a chainsaw!
If you or someone you know loves the Games of Thrones, then be sure to check it out. The sophisticated bench will really remind you of the popular series and surely give you all the feels, with one Reddit user even commenting:
“Sh*t looks straight out of Skyrim,”...
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One can only imagine the amount of effort used to bring them into reality.
Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, one of the greatest shows in television history. It quickly rose to fame and accumulated a huge following.
The show has even inspired a lot of fan art and crazy fan theories from the community - people just love everything related to it. This why Salavat Fidai’s miniature Game of Thrones sculptures took the world wide web by storm. And believe it or not, he uses pencil lead as his canvass.
Fidai’s work features various elements from the hit TV show. There are signs of the Houses of Westeros, the dragon, the white walker, and the iron throne, among many others. This guy is definitely off the charts!...