Theses sculptures are made up of thousands of tiny colored matches. The artist, David Mach, creates the sculptures to resemble famous faces and legendary artworks. When he opens up his exhibition he lights the work on fire. Talk about an attention getter!
The devil on fire: David Mach set his sculpture alight, a method which he discovered by accident in 1982
David Mach’s take on Charlie Chaplin uses white, black and red matches mixed with wood
Blue-Oop-a-Doop: 1930’s cartoon character Betty Boop looks uncharacteristically blue after getting the ‘match treatment’
Warhol-ian: The face of Marylin Monroe in different colour combinations in a display which looks inspired by the legendary portrait series by Andy Warhol
Red and Blue: Sculptures of Pablo Picasso, and Mahatma Ghandi, made in 2010, have not yet been set on fire by David Mach and his team
David on David: This sculpture made from yellow matches is a take on Michelangelo’s famous David statue
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Reblogged this on The N3RD W3RD and commented:
Woah! I love this.
This is quite spectacular and totally unique! It is a shame, however, to light the matches for then the art is destroyed (unless I missed something).
No, you didn’t miss anything. But the fire is part of the art. It’s lovely!
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