Sunday, June 26, 2011

Terra Obscura

Thanks to everybody who made it to the Terra Obscura show last weekend, and thanks to The Upper 600s for inviting me to take part!
Here's what I contributed:



"Host"
Mixed media sculpture and wood puzzle

For this piece I was inspired by bowerbirds and cordyceps (look them up...they're both really interesting. If you've seen the BBC/Discovery Channel series "Planet Earth," you might be familiar with them). I liked the idea of a bird building and decorating a structure to be an attractive host for a potential mate, while at the same time that bird is a host to a parasitic fungus.
By the way, the bird's "nest" is a cool wood puzzle that I thought would be the perfect thing for the bird to perch on.

Here are more photos:

WIP shot, for scale





Here are a couple pictures (courtesy of the lovely Giselle Limtao) of my piece installed in the actual gallery space. I added some dried up flowers and whatnot to the bird's nest. You can also get a glimpse of my shiny new business cards:


This piece is still for sale, so if you're interested, send me an email (juliancallos @ gmail)!

3 comments:

lostsailors said...

I love your sculptural work so much! If I wasn't totally between jobs, I'd nab that little bird up in a nano-second. Jealous of whoever ends up with it!

I Ching San said...

These are great!
Excellent taste and sculpting.

J. A. W. Cooper said...

WANT. I think I'm gonna save up and buy em'.