Lisa Katayama at 9:25 am Tue, May 11, 2010
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There's something so quiet and sad about this sculpture of Mario dying in the arms of Peach. It's carved out of styrofoam, and it's called "Game Over".
Artist's page (Thanks, Mitchell!)
It’s bigger than I thought. He could cast that in bonded marble, although it looks pretty good as it is.
I’m noticing a trend… kitchy pop icons mashed up with traditional Christian iconography. I wonder, what’s next?
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, an often-overlooked part of the wider Vietnam Memorial in DC.
I want that one carved from marble.
Or to see a full size (or even huge one) at a museum. That would be >VERY cool
OMG I’m not a Mario Bros fan, but if the artist carved that one out of marble, I would help drag it into its museum without accepting a dime of payment.
It’s carved out of foam, there are more pictures here
The cretin comments are sure to follow but I prefer this to the PietÃ .
There’s something not right about seeing a Mario/Peach pieta…
That’s a total rip of the cover of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7!!
(…what does a ninja turtle have to do with it?)
i saw the pieta on acid. it was incredibly beautiful and fluid. but walking into “the arms of mother church” took more than a little steeliness.
on topic: this is very nice.
Perhaps nitpicky, but Michelangelo-esque makes me think of similarities to his technique and approach. PietÃ -esque would be more accurate, perhaps.
“Michelangelo-esque” == “PietÃ -esque”
“Ludology?” As in Magister Ludi? I have to admit, having spent more hours immersed in those tiny handheld screens than is proper for a senior citizen with an actual life, that the concept of reality sometimes goes begging in lotusworld. I thought the artist’s comment on eternity vs. progress was pretty perceptive.
It’s the Peach-etÃ !
Peach-eta! I love it!
I think that Michelangelo-esque is a bit of a stretch.
love love LOVE!
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