Today, I stumbled upon an art form that caught my attention; lace sculptures!
Now, if you’re anything like me, just the phrase ‘lace sculptures’ might seem confusing. All I can say is that this art is stunning and among some of the most detailed art I’ve ever seen.
I thought it made sense to share with you today because August 27th is ‘Slow art day’ and it’s my guess that the art I’m about to show you is probably a slow, intricate process.
According to This Colossal, Agnes Herczeg is one of the best in the business. Here is an example of her work from that same article.
Just look at the detail in this horse. Her use of the wood stick along with the lace detail is astounding.
I can’t imagine the time and attention to detail something like this takes. In each piece she makes, Herczeg uses all natural materials, incorporating small pieces of wood or other found materials to serve as a sculpture’s bed frame, hair accessory, floating vessel, or small shelf.
Over the years, she has studied and learned several methods of embroidery and lace-making to use in her work such as needle lace, pillow lace, macramé, and more. You can see more of her work on her Instagram Page.
Lace has been around for a long time. The lace sculptures are only a small part of its use in the art world.
Another artist, Manca Ahlin utilizes her architecture degree to intertwine her skills with contemporary art and architecture.
According to the Post Gazette, Ahlin’s most ambitious artwork is Gymlacium, a three-story high, three-dimensional sculpture threaded through towering columns of black steel that once held wooden bookshelves at MuseumLab.
She also has pieces in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. I don’t even think the late, great Bob Ross has functional art that is in planetariums and children’s museums like Ahlin.
Just imagine, you can see and touch her beautiful, functional art all while looking outside Earth and its ozone layer.
As Rachel Maddw said, “ hopefully life is long. Do stuff you will enjoy thinking about and telling stories about for many years to come. Do stuff you will want to brag about.”
Both Ahlin and Herczeg create art that is worth bragging about. And, for those of us who appreciate art, seeing any of their pieces in person would be an experience worth sharing with the people around us.
So, rather than participating in the milk crate challenge, you can go see some untapped art and share your experiences with us.
And, if you aren’t local to these places, send us your local art museums so we can share them in a future blog.
August is American Artists Appreciation Month, so go out and appreciate your local artists!