large swaths of the land were destroyed by mudslides from the deforested burned areas.
this mud seemed to me like clotted blood, which inspired a work about healing.
the land hemorrhages, and the blood is swabbed up
until the wound is repaired or stabilized.
Gorgeous craftsmanship characterizes Gehard Demetz’s work. A master woodcarver who allows some areas to stay rough while other achieve a life-like polish, Gehard portrays children as the medium for naysayer opinions. The work is beautiful, although pessimistic.
“A Soft Distortion” by Gehard Demetz (photo from artist’s website)
“It’s Warmer Now” by Gehard Demetz (photo from artist’s website)
“Your Fairy Tales Scare” by Gehard Demetz (photo from artist’s website)
Kristof Kintera lives and works in Prague. He seems to follow ideas, rather than a style and craft, and while much of his work doesn’t interest me, there are a few pieces I think are outstanding. The two sculptures here are great executions on particular ideas, and create strong reactions of revulsion and curiosity in their viewers.
“All My Bad Thoughts” by Kristof Kintera (photo from artist’s website)
“My Light is Your Life” by Kristof Kintera (photo from artist’s website)