Thursday Salute to Originals: Dare to Imagine
Once in a while, there will be an artist who challenges our imagination and understanding of design. Some blogs call Nancy Fouts’s artworks “Surrealism” because her sculptures always comprise of two totally unrelated objects. Looking at the following images, I’m so intrigued to figure out the connection between the objects and materials she used in each work even though there might be none. Usually, for the purpose of reconstruction, objects would be broken down into elementary factors like texture, shape, size, or color before they are reassembled. Clearly, Nancy has a unique vision. She said: “I hoard stuff in boxes and then I lay it all out and many ideas happen like that.” (BBC)
Sculptures like “Butterfly Dart” or “Cactus Balloon” hold a trace of delicacy in their dominant toughness. Nancy captures the essential character of each component and marries them to create unexpected statements. For me, it is so much fun to think about the possibilities of designing backlit projects without considering technique restraints or the law of physics.
Let’s imagine away. If you were given the chance to design anything you want with absolutely no rules or constraint, what would it be?
Image Credits: Nancy Fouts