Friday, March 30, 2012

BEAUTY: Installation--Mark Jenkins

I have been seeing images of art installations by American artist Mark Jenkins on the web for quite a while now, and as is true of so many things that get posted, blogged, and re-blogged on the net, there was never a credit with the photo. Whose amazing work is this, I would ask myself. And now I know that Jenkins is responsible for some of the funniest, most clever, arresting, and frightening site-specific art installations. He uses clothed human forms as well as human forms, and animals, made entirely of clear packing tape. Some of these pieces are simply lighthearted fun, inspired by a certain shape or location as in the toast popping up from the sewer grate below, but some are dark commentaries on societal or political situations. Marvelous work.

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