Mexico City has removed a 150-year old statue of Christopher Columbus that stood at a busy roundabout on Paseo de la Reforma. In a news conference on Sunday, a day that marked International Indigenous Women’s Day, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announcedthat an Indigenous woman will aptly be replacing Columbus. “We owe it to them. We exist because of them,” said Sheinbaum. “It is the history of our country and our homeland,” she added.
Validating the old adage that getting there is half the fun, Steven Richter’s pop culture-inspired busts are even more impressive when you get to see time-lapse footage of all the work that goes into turning a shapeless lump of clay into a recognizable character. This time, it’s the Mad Titan. Continue reading Talented Sculptor Make Thanos Magically Emerge From a Lifeless Lump of Clay
Meet Wilfrid Wood. He’s an artist who specializes in sculpting heads and figures that are never boring because they go far beyond the safe and traditional look many of us are used to seeing. Wood’s sculptures are often wacky, definitely fun, and always wildly expressive, like he’s managed to capture a person’s very specific reaction and emotion and feeling in each piece.