Thursday, July 10, 2008

Reconstructed Objects





Melbourne based artist Robbie Rowlands explores "the stability we take for granted in everyday objects."

Rowlands believes "There are certain strengths that we take for granted in our urban environment and the objects that we surround our selves with. They are stable in the sense that they take the form of mechanisms that we house, store, entertain, and contain our many physical and social processes. With time, however these objects loose their usefulness, and can no longer be trusted to hold our weight, light our paths, or stimulate us visually or emotionally."

These objects become organic and fluid versus their original design to be stable and solid...what an interesting topic to explore. Can you believe these pieces are a screen door, wooden oar, crutches, and a bathtub?!

(via Blanket)

31 comments:

Jan said...

I love the screen door. I had no idea that was a bathtub. That is amazing. Those crutches are so cool and the oar may still work.

Krissy said...

wow. The screen door is super awesome :)

A Print A Day said...

prior to reading your text, aside from the screen door and oar, it took me a while to figure out what they were. i thought the crutches was originally a paper cutter at first.

Simple Answer said...

Just saw your comment on my post and knowing you also liked Charles in Charge makes me like you even more!

Jude said...

The curve of that screen door is smokin', and what he's done with that bathtub?!!

How does your mouth feel? Hope you're doing good. It's all going to be worth it! ☺

jae said...

Fascinating!

Sandra Ree said...

First, hope all went well at the dentist! I'm amazed you're posting!

Love how the crutches look! :)

bandelle said...

Imagine how much patience it would take do bend those objects!

picciolo said...

you constantly find such amazing things to show us, I love the screen door
: )

Jules said...

amazing stuff! you always find the most interesting things to post!!! i love it!

Julia said...

Yes, it took me a while too! I no idea that last one was a BATHTUB!

Holy WOW!

please sir said...

They do give you a double take don't they?

JLC Studio said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Now that is amazing! How very creative...

naphtali said...

the door is amazing! what an interesting concept!

Anonymous said...

Now I know what to do with that old screen door!

mary said...

This might be one of the coolest things I've ever seen...and I really didn't know what most of these were until you listed them! Wow.

Victoria said...

Love the screen door, and was completely baffled by what turned out to be the bath tub. How creative! The crutches are so interesting as they now look curled up into a fetal position, unable to "walk" any more.

FancyPants-design said...

very cool! :)

karey m. said...

it's 1.12 in the morning. jordan time. and my internet is finally being sweet.

so i'm all up in your posts. loving them to pieces. asking them if we can maybe hang out again this weekend...

whoops. crossed the line.

what i'm trying to tell you is that this site is ever-so-dateable. ugh. line. crossed. your posts are perfection. your taste is impeccable. well done.

Mrs.French said...

Genius...I cannot take my eyes off of the door!

Oh and I have to thank you for the link this morning! I want about 30 of them to put all around B's room. I am hoping to move soon, so I bookmarked it and will definitely be looking into at least one for the little man's room. Oh and please continue to send me absolutely anything that reminds you of us...your taste is impeccable and I could always use the help! cheers!

Ashley L. said...

oh my! what crazy and cool creations. that is some serious talent and creativity! :)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

very interesting and beautiful - it takes a good eye to see the potential in the everyday.
xo

Robin said...

You find the most amazng things! I had no idea that last one was bathtub. The crutches are just a little bit creepy though....

Hila said...

What a great concept. Melbourne is like a breeding-ground for great artits.

Megan Coyle said...

wow, those are amazing. My favorite one is the bathtub.

M.Kate said...

Very exciting. I starred at them for the longest time..kept wondering what are these stuff, but interesting lot!

Happy weekend to you :)

Kirsty said...

Clever boy & local too! I love the door.

lotta said...

What an incredible artist. Thank you for featuring him and all the other wonderful things you write about. I am glad you visited my blog so I could discover yours!
Cheers.

Kimberlee said...

wow - but this is going to sound really weird, but i found them almost disturbing - isn't that strange to think? maybe it comes from the fact I don't like change at all and it is changing how I have always perceived these items and its messing with their natural form or something - thanks so much for sharing!

Cicada Studio said...

Wow! Very cool. I'd like to see these in person.

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