A Glowing Iceberg Made Entirely Of Staples And Tissue Paper
Making art out of tissue paper and staples sounds like something you did when you were nine and it was arts and crafts hour at your local summer camp. But Gabby O’Connor proves that even the simplest household items can be turned into something beautiful with a striking installation piece made entirely from these two mundane materials. Based on the artist’s impression of Antarctica, cultivated through extensive research, the artist gives us a crystalline sculpture, dyed blue/green dye to mimic the color of glacier ice and lit from the inside to give off a certain cold and desolate vibe. And there you have it, a visually spectacular piece of art that transcends the humble materials from which it’s made.
The piece is titled What Lies Beneath, most likely a reference to the old adage that there’s much more beneath the “tip of the iceberg.” Then again, it could also be a reference to the 2000 film where Michelle Pfeiffer catches Harrison Ford cheating on her with a ghost… OK, it’s probably the first thing.
[via: My Modern Met]