Friday, February 5, 2010

Pegged






Now, this really made me smile when I came upon it the other day... Peg art! What is it about the humble peg? And why, actually, do we even think this ingenious device is so humble? I don't think anyone could dismiss them quite so readily once they saw Martin Huberman's amazing installation, Tender.

Working for an Argentinean design and architecture office, Normal™ studio, one of Huberman's design objectives is to explore what is thought of as 'normal' and playing with accepted social parameters to find everyday beauty. Huberman's idea for the Tender project uses repetition to create a composition that transforms the original object. Apparently, every installation has been markedly different because the composition reacts with the different rooms in its own way... ceiling heights, space, light levels all work to transform the work. I like that - I like the organic nature it suggests to our little functional friend :)

You can find out more at Normal™ studio.
I found Tender here.

photographs © Ignacio Col√≥

14 comments:

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

Do you know, I am about to hang out a load of laundry, and I would find it a darn sight more interesting if I was doing it there!!!

red or gray art said...

iuse them to close food bags once opened...and paper...fabulous links kykie

anka said...

It looks so nice. And when you think it's just pegs... I think I will try it in my new studio, once I move.

woollywotnots said...

Amazing Thanks for sharing. It is fascinating to look at. Love your stitching from yesterday's post too. Truly fantastic!

caramela said...

Another wonderful inspiration, thank you Kylie!
Annamaria xxx

Trish Goodfield said...

There is nothing normal about that installation. Extraordinary!

Mel said...

Now why didn't I think of that? What with all the time I spend with those little beauties in my hands ;) I love the movement in this installation and the concept of ordinary into extraordinary behind it.

Ingrid Mida said...

I really enjoy the whimsy of an installation that takes an everyday object and transforms it into something else. I marvel at the artist's creativity and wish I had more of that myself!

Tania said...

I have been a long appreciator of the humble peg (seriously!!) But even so, I hadn't considered that sort of amazing peggy art.

Penny said...

Ooooooo, love it K! Took a minute to think what it was reminding me of - it was this:
http://sosewpoppy.blogspot.com/2009/11/devorah-sperber.html
(you've seen it).

However, I do love the the 'umble peg ;)

MP

mieke willems said...

this is really cool!!

handmade romance said...

AMAZING : )

ambiguousartistry said...

WOW just amazing, so creative.

henzy said...

oh wow this is awesome..