Thursday, 16 August 2012

James Castle



 




Scraps of magic made from cardboard and string by James Castle (1899 – 1977). James Castle made art almost exclusively with found materials such as paper,  packaging and mail. James Castle also made ink using soot from the woodstove and saliva, appyling it with tools like sticks and other found objects. A reminder that the materials are not important in making art, it is the imagination and creativity that is the vital ingredient.

9 comments:

  1. Great works from scraps around us... Love it!

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  2. Nooooooooo! This toooo much :)! A genius of recycling and of sculpture, they're so beautiful!

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  3. A good reminder, creativity is the main ingredient.








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  4. Hazel, today I've been reading here and there in the net about James Castle, thank you very much for making me discover this great, misteriuos artist. The miracle of a life spent apart, creating obsessively, is always extremely moving to me...

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