lets say that to tear a painting is the kill the person trapped inside it. what if they could reach out and tear the painting themselves to be lost forever?

(People) "lets say that to tear a painting is the kill the person trapped inside it. what if they could reach out and tear the painting themselves to be lost forever?" - I think this is an interesting concept to have of what a piece represents.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny

Antony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space" and "Apart" at his studio, 2003

gallowhill: Antony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space“ and ” at his studio, 2003

Kirsty Whitlock - Losses, 2009 - a member of our branch of the embroiderers Guild

'Losses by British mixed media textile artist Kirsty Whitlock. via the artist's site

Paul Cézanne - Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 at the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA

Paul Cézanne - Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 at the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA still life

Artists Sally & Neil MacDonell, these 3 put me in mind of Jane Alexander's 'Butcher Boys" only far more gentle and less menacing.

Artists Sally Neil MacDonell, these 3 put me in mind of Jane Alexander's 'Butcher Boys" only far more gentle and less menacing.

Ballerinas gone punk, thanks to fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Ballet goes punk with Vivienne Westwood

All pictures: New Year's Concert 2014 - Ballet/ Vivienne Westwood for Vienna State Ballet ©ORF/Günther Pichlkostner

Photographer Richard Burbridge, Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri and stylist Robbie Spencer created these string art portraits that combine black and white photography and intricate string work to make the images vibrant, 3D pieces. I am really digging this photo embroidery trend.

“magnolius: embroidered photo collection - a collaberation between Richard Burbridge, Robbie Spencer, Maurizio Anzeri for Dazed and Confused Magazine.

Fragments falling apart

Teen Depression, by Robert Carter I love the imagery behind this image, the idea that when suffering with depression the mind of the person is bresking into fractures.

tree of life... - (cross section)(illustration)(animals)

Tree of Life Poster

A unique tree of life design by Gary, Aaron & Khairul from Degree in the shape of a tree trunk; a closer look shows that each "ring" is composed of different animals.

Salvador Dali - Exploding Raphaelesque Head (1951) "Following the atomic explosion over Hiroshima in 1945, Dalí painted a number of fragmented heads and figures...The upper area of the painting, with the halo and brown clouds resembles photographs of atomic explosions. The female face, with its tender expression and thin halo, is recognisable as the face of a Madonna by Raphael... The skull section in this work is based upon the inside of the dome of the Pantheon building in Rome."

Raphaelesque Head Exploding, 1951 by Salvador Dali, Classic Period Surrealism. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

http://torimari.hubpages.com/hub/A-Collection-of-Downright-Creepy-Artwork

"The Butcher Boys" Jane Alexander. This is a personal favourite! I saw it in person at the South African National gallery. Creepy and so life like, but they are AMAZING.

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