Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Saturday Matinee – Jody Pendarvis, David C. Roy, Toby Lee, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & James Cotton

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Jody Pendarvis of Bowman, South Carolina, decided that the town needed an attraction to boost the local economy and created the UFO Welcome Center adjacent to his mobile home. Caricatured as a redneck crackpot (by Steve Colbert and others) Pendarvis is nothing of the sort, but he plays along anyway.
[h/t Susan M. who was there earlier this week.]

From YouTube description:
“A self-taught artist with a background in physics, David C. Roy has been creating mesmerizing wooden kinetic sculptures for nearly 40 years. Powered solely through mechanical wind-up mechanisms, pieces can run up to 48 hours on a single wind.”
[h/t Ma S. via FB.]

Born in Oxfordshire England in 2005, Toby Lee played Zack Mooneyham in the New London Theatre production of School of Rock the Musical in 2016 and was named UK Young Blues Artist of the Year in 2018. Joe Bonamassa called Toby Lee “a future superstar of the blues.” [h/t Pam M. via FB]

This (colorized) vid from 1963 features Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim & Billy Stepney, and is not nearly as long as it should be.

James Cotton was one of the greatest harp blowers of all time. His 1968 classic The Creeper was coopted by Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz of the J. Geils Band and released as Whammer Jammer in 1979.

That should hold you for a bit. Have a reverent Easter, we’ll be back later.

Double Knitting

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

“The sculpture is a part of a series where I make sculptures of people in my home town.” – Liisa Hietanen

[Found here, via here.]

Trashcoon

Thursday, 11 March 2021

[Images & story found here, h/t Mme. Jujujive.]

Heavy Church

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

“Located in Borgloon, Belgium, ‘Reading Between The Lines’ is a nearly transparent steel church designed by Belgian architect studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. The 10-meter high structure consists of 100 evenly spaced steel layers stacked in the form of a steeple and seems to dissolve into the landscape when viewed at certain angles.”

[Image found here.]

Ancient Engineering – Yellow Dragon Cave Water Mill

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Wooden waterwheel in front of Huanglong Cave (Yellow Dragon Cave) is a karst cave located near the Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan, China.

“Turns out the area that these wheels were traditionally in was flooded as part of the 3 gorges dam, so this is a reconstruction for people to see what they would have looked like.” -comment on Reddit

Everything ancient in China is almost always a reproduction, including this. It’s an elaborate kinetic sculpture – the water mill doesn’t appear to mill anything. China lets you look around the cave a bit on Google Maps street view: 29°22’1.62″N 110°36’47.79″E

[Video found here; a longer version without music here.]

These cakes are CAKES.

Monday, 29 June 2020

[Images found here.]

Big Busts

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Giant busts of 43 US Presidents are stored in a Virginia field awaiting their next assignment. Each is approximately 20 feet tall and weighs 11 tons.

[Photo & story here (via).]

Cheap Plug

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

[Found in here.]

Mandelbrots In The Snow

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

1st impression: Clever photoshop.

2nd impression: Clever use of a programmable snow-blowing Roomba.

3rd impression: HOLY CRAP. THIS GUY DID IT WITH HIS FEET.

[Found here, story here.]

Elsie’s Tavern

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Michael E. Long makes and sells shadow boxes of curious/derelict building exteriors and interiors.

[Found here.]


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