Friday, August 1, 2008

Speechless






One word: W-O-W. I can't say enough to express my excitement and joy over these pieces by Elana Herzog. Her work consists of "discreet pieces and site-specific installations. The materials used are from domestic life, including bedding, carpet, and drapery. These are reconfigured into abstract, yet suggestive entities, which exploit the evocative qualities of their components and sites." When art combines with other disciplines like science, textiles, and history it creates an intriguing dynamic.

I'm passionate about art, unfortunately I'm not always good about remembering an artist's name, but I fully remember the work. A piece of art I love will immediately stand out and stay with me forever. Like, "that is IT...that is ART." Elana Herzog's deconstructing pieces do just that. I am truly speechless over the beauty, details, and overall concept.

To an amazing weekend full of delights.

29 comments:

Krissy said...

I'm seconding that wow!!

The Lil Bee said...

This is amazing!

A Print A Day said...

those are GORGEOUS diana!!! sigh.

vana chupp said...

truly amazing...I too am trackless.
It seems to me at first as though time has eaten through the fabric...such a strong dynamic....

Jan said...

Ditto to what you said about how you feel about it.

jess gonacha said...

oh MY, these are so incredible! what a find! hope you have a great weekend. :)

quaint handmade said...

they are gorgeous! have a lovely weekend!

CoutureCarrie said...

Talk about delightful deconstruction! Postmodernism at its finest - great pics!

naphtali said...

you summed it up perfectly: WOW!

Paul Pincus said...

it reminds me a little of claudy jongstra's installations. that said, these are beautiful and inspiring.

and deliberate. i love it. ; )

Murray said...

Wow is right, I love it. I'd love to see i tin person, it must be breathtaking.

Stephanie Ryan said...

Speechless? Yes. But it is more than that. The feelings you get from looking at them are very powerful.

Jules said...

you always manage to find the most incredible artists to post about! this one is incredible!

Crave said...

These are so great! Wow really does not quite cover it does it? My fav is the first one and would love to see these in person! Great post!! Have a nice weekend!

mary said...

Just one of the reasons I love visiting this blog: you find and expose me to things that I would never see otherwise!

Those last 2 photos look like lace!

Jacqueline said...

They're breath taking. Such a great use of old architectural details like cornices, ceiling medallions, and molding. She's one to remember when I start renovating. Thanks for sharing this too. Looks like we both posted an art entry today.

Stephanie said...

I wonder if they have a problem with spectators touching the works - they are so viscerally tactile, the temptation would be almost irresistible.

Gorgeous. (And happy weekend!)

Kirsty said...

Absolutely incredible!

Sandra Evertson said...

Great post!
Sandra

omami said...

wonderful!!

Victoria said...

These are indeed amazing, I am particularly drawn to the first and last pieces.
And you are a wealth of wonderful imagery! Thanks for continuely sharing such wonderful work, which I otherwise wouldn't know about.

Anairam said...

I especially love the first and last two. (BTW, great blog! and thanks for popping into mine ...)

Sandra Ree said...

Thank you for always finding imagery that makes me say, Wow!

Octavine Illustration said...

that first one really speaks to me...how incredible. what talent...

M.Kate said...

Very interesting, love all the small little details and so much time spent on this ny Elena, never seen art in this form before.

Hey Harriet said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I'd not heard of that artist before but absolutely adore the pieces!

Milena said...

I agree, this version of deconstructing art is remarkable. Beautiful. The ones that look like lace remind me of what the interior of Miss Havisham's home must have looked like in Dicken's Great Expectations. The ferment of long lost love. Powerful work.

JLC Studio said...

LOVE. IT.

mongoose1001 said...

O love the white wall, not sure what its called or how she did it. I looked at it, scrolled by. Stopped then looked at it again. Its quietly beautiful but it's beauty also stops you in your tracks if that makes sense?

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