August 15, 2006

Where size does matter

Even on the inadequate canvas of a computer screen the physical size of the sculptures of two particular artists are breathtaking.
In London, Tessa Farmer’s tiny fairy demons are on display at the Miniature Worlds Show, the prime feature appearing to be evil little fantasy figures tormenting hordes of dessicated (and real) insects. I heard her interviewed on the BBC at the weekend – she sounds a bit of a fruitcake, which I imagine must help if you’re going to create armies of little people.
Equally odd, but at the opposite end of the scale are Ron Mueck’s grotesquely oversize real-life sculptures currently drawing in the crowds in Edinburgh. Check out the sleeping woman. Weird and disorientating.

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