The Technique of Lost Material

What is lightest you cut out first, what is darkest remains till the end. All the other shades you gush out from light to dark, with gouges of different sizes. You have to know what story you’re telling from the beginning, but it always comes out differently from what you planned. Still, if you don’t […]

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A Talk with Loek Schönbeck – Typographer, Sculptor, Crafter of Tombstones

“Confusion is my business.” When I arrive Schönbeck asks, “Do you mind if I keep on working—we can just talk over a bit? This is a very difficult mould.” He mixes plaster with water and fingers the sticky result over an ambiguous mass that’s already turned firm on the desk. Schönbeck has called atelierWG, a […]

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Self-Portrait in a Digital Age

  art critic pick picks you picks a thought out of the blue in flux he discovered Yoko in place Barbara Kruger grace at the Guggenheim (’s)1981 exhibition of 19 emergent artists turn the page Frank as you are at liberty (’s)hands hold the void your thoughts a gaze all for you as time seeps […]

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The Sedlec Ossuary

“The ability of bones to make present that which is absent increases the efficacy of bones to be symbols.” —Cara Krmpotich,The Substance of Bones “Whatever their lives, there is now only one story they share. Together they wait.” —Denise Inge, A Tour of Bones     Around 70 kilometres from Prague sits Kutna Hora. From […]

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