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With one of his latest masterpieces, Wreck, Brooklyn-based sculptor/artist Jordan Griska beautifully juxtaposes opulence and misfortune in a truly provocative way. Painstakingly crafted from over 12,000 individual pieces of mirror-finish stainless steel over the course of almost two years, Griska’s Wreck tells the story of a (life-size) Mercedes-Benz S550 involved in a fatality wreck. We are absolutely in awe of this piece, and Griska multi-disciplinary approach, from 3D modeling technology, engineering proficiency, precision laser cutting and good old fashioned hand assembly. Not only is this fascinating sculpture beautiful, but it also evokes very relevant and stimulating sociopolitical concepts surrounding wealth and debauchery. Griska says it best: “The perfect geometry and flawless materiality of the piece reflect the inspiration of idealized digital design, in stark contrast with the grimness of the reality it represents. Beauty, technology and engineering collide with death and reality.”



Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Kukla’s series, The Edge Effect, is really intriguing. Upon being awarded an artist’s residency by the United States National Park Service in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park, Kukla photographed square mirrors propped on easels to catch the reflection of the horizon behind him. Drawing from his background in biology and anthropology, Kukla’s series takes its title from an ecological term of the same name that describes the juxtaposition of two contrasting environments. And Kukla captures these contrasts beautifully.


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