Yui Ishibari is a japanese artist who works with paintings and sculptures, but her main focus is her sculptures. Ishibari creates disturbing and bizarre art pieces, portraying children taken by plants, in a grotesque fusion of body, leaves, branches and roots. Ishibari’s sculptures are made from a wide range of materials, from resin, steel wires, cloth, stone powder cray and wood. The final pieces are surreal figures, hopeless against the forces of nature, figures who accepted their cruel destiny, a metaphor for nature’s power over the man.
“It misses the point to ask me what scenes in my paintings ‘mean’. Simply, I do not know, myself. Moreover, I am not at all interested in knowing.”–Zdzislaw Beksinski
With a name that smacks of an Old West movie, check out Brooke Weston’s strange twist on the inner world of trophy mounts. The Oregon-based artist works with recycled taxidermy and other found materials to create miniature dioramas in the heads hunting tropies. On her website, she writes that she gathers inspiration from fairy tales, and you can tell. For all the supposed sweetness of a cosy miniature abode, the little worlds have a darkly creepy aura. Who lives here?
Check out Weston’s website here: http://artbybrookeweston.com/index.html
“A series of architectural scale models constructed with black paper and covered with flour and a layer of mould to create the effect of old abandoned buildings.
My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.” Daniel Del Nero