Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Theme Day: RED

'Red Independent Heart' by Joana Vasconcelos
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This HUGE heart is now part of a group of three hanging and rotating in a black circular room at the CCB. All hearts (red, golden and black) are made of twisted plastic forks and knives, based on the gold filigree pendant traditionally handicrafted in the city of Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal.
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Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

45 comments:

Miecyber @ Sudu said...

Very-very beautifulll.....

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Splendid photos - very original. They look like hand blown glass.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Jacob said...

That is simply amazing. I would never have guessed the material in a million years. And it's very red, too!

Kate said...

Very clever and very original artwork.

Marie-Noyale said...

Good loocking recycling
but I must say I prefer the original!!!

J Bar said...

Great theme day post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hilda said...

Now this is a fabulous piece of art! And from recycled materials too! Absolutely fantastic!

Mary Ann said...

amazing! I love it when something can be re-cast (re-presented) and change completely

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Spectacular. Creative. Unique. Thank you.

Carolyn said...

What an intriguing sculpture. Like others I never would have guessed its material. The installation must be quite wonderful to visit.

Olivier said...

Yess, c'est sublime.....

Nathalie said...

What an absolute gem ! I think your photo is one of the best so far on today's theme. And how creative of the artist to use plastic knives and forks, I thought it was glass!
I hope the art piece withstands the test of time, it's the only thing that worries me!

Small City Scenes said...

Stunning and also very interesting.

I forgot theme day. boo hoo. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

Beautifully photographed and such a magical contribution to theme day.

lewi14 said...

WOW! Very exciting. Wonderful photos.

Joanne said...

Que fantastico! tenho que ver esta exposicao quando chegar...

brattcat said...

amazing.

spacedlaw said...

Stunning pieces! (Hi. Came here via Willow)

Laurent said...

This is simply gorgeous and the picture is fabulous. Bravo and great choice JM for the theme day.

Lois said...

What lovely pieces! This is a great post for Theme Day.

Sharon said...

What lovely works of art. I can hardly believe they are made from plastic cutlery! Very original and perfect for the red theme.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a stunner photo for theme day!

B SQUARED said...

Really, quite beautiful.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great shots and perfect for Theme day, or possibly even Valentine's Day next year.

Eleonora said...

Excellent and clever re-use of plastic cutlery!!
Wonderful images and interesting info.

Ciao and thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your kind comment,

Eleonora | Roma Every Day

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Beautiful photo. I would not have guessed it was made of plastic serveware.

Jarart said...

Very unique. I would never have guessed what they were made of.

lizziviggi said...

How gorgeous and original-- our local artists are very into recycled objects as art, as well. Without anything else for scale, I'd assumed it was a macro of a necklace. This is just beautiful!

Jilly said...

How absolutely beautiful and extraordinary to learn they are made of plastic cutlery. Amazing! beautiful shots.

T. Becque said...

Well I never thought of doing that with plastic utensils! Muy bonito!

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous work.

VP said...

I am somewhat ambivalent about some of her works, but these are stunning! Perfect and really an elegant choice for this Theme Day!

Virginia said...

What is left for me to say JM? Well it's gorgeous and bravo to the ingenious artist. Fabulous entry for RED!!!
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Saretta said...

Plastic forks and knives?! I'm amazed!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I would never have guessed that eating utensils could be so pretty, but these are, and so very creative!!!

Lexi said...

Like everyone else, I would never have guessed the source material. Fascinating and beautiful to look at!

slim said...

These are so unique and amazing pieces of art. Great theme day contribution. Thank you for sharing them.

Mo said...

Beautiful

Anya said...

BEAUTIFUL :-)

Have a

H_A_P_P_Y

E_A_S_T_E_R

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Wolynski said...

Now this I love. Most modern art I don't get, but this is fabulous. When you like something, you like something.

Andreea said...

These look amazing. Great choice for theme day.

Leif Hagen said...

Based on the number of comments, I'd say your RED theme day posting was a smashing success! Very cool, artsy hearts!

Dina said...

Plastic filigree?! You must be kidding. They are stunning.

Gunn said...

SUPERB!! :-)

Rob and Mandy said...

Beautiful!