Dense, beautiful sculptures made from thrift scores


Swedish sculptor Michael Johansson creates beautiful, dense sculptures made from charity shop and yard-sale finds, arranged by similarity in tetrisoids and other odd fittings. Check out the link for some enormous pieces made from carefully fitted furniture, as well.

Michael Johansson (via Core 77)

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    1. not really…  Johansson has a better eye for color, and frankly, Clark’s look menacing, especially for trees.

    2. Funny, as soon as I saw this post I emailed Jared to see if he knew Johansson’s work before seeing your comment. I just showed with Jared Clark in Los Angeles. 

      http://control-room.org/index.php?/project/jared-clark–michael-john-kelly/
      http://try-har-der.blogspot.com/2011/07/jared-clark-michael-kelly-control-room.html
      http://try-har-der.blogspot.com/2011/07/jared-clark-michael-kelly-control-room_19.html

      I think he’ll be very excited by this work.

  1. Dr Ray Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947. 
    Dr. Peter Venkman: You’re right, no human being would stack books like this.

  2. After the jump….
    I’ve never seen such a callous misuse of flat files, card catalogs, and other types of cabinetry in my entire life.  

  3. My parents are moving at the end of the month.  With this guy’s help, we could rent a much smaller U-Haul.

  4. Swedish sculptor Michael Johansson creates beautiful, dense sculptures made from charity shop and yard-sale finds

    These are certainly beautiful.  But I can’t help thinking about the people that donated their still-useful stuff to a charity shop, with the expectation that someone less fortunate would be able to keep using it.

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