Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Favorite Site Tuesdays: Adam Wallacavage

This week's favorite is a site I just discovered, and whoa boy, is it awesome: Adam Wallacavage. I've only seen a little bit of this guy's work, and I already want to take him out to coffee and have him redesign my house.

These are obviously not for everybody, but I fell in love instantly. The combination of classic architechtural detailing with celapoidal appendages (yeah, I said it. Deal.) is just amazing, and surprisingly harmonious.

This is one of my favorites. While the side viewing makes it look tangled and chaotic, it is actually made up of twisted pieces all cast from the same mold.

This was one of the first pieces Wallacavage showed in public back in 2006. This so belongs in a mermaid's dressing room.

He seems to make lamps and such as well. I could go on and on, but here's a short bio from his blog:
Inspired by an obsession with the ocean and a fascination with extravagant interiors of old churches, Adam Wallacavage transformed the dining room of his South Philadelphia Victorian Brownstone into something from the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Teaching himself the ancient art of ornamental plastering, Adam evolved his new found skills into making plaster cast octopus shaped chandeliers as the final touch to his underwater themed room. His first showing at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in June of 2006 featured a pink-glitter octopus chandalier adorned with pearls from famed jewelry designer, Tarina Tarantino.
Beyond making chandeliers, Adam Wallacavage is also an accomplished photographer, documenting artists, musicians, daredevils and all things weird and wonderful. His first book, Monster Size Monsters, was released in August of 2006 through Gingko Press and spans fifteen years of his photography.
Check out the art of Adam Wallacavage. I'll be busy trying to get an invitation to his Jules Verne-inspired house;)

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