Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Crystal Art,

that is covering an object with crystals,

 I am sure we have all seen Swarovski crystals, well artist Daniel Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, 

 His current practice experiments with crystals and stones to create pop culture-inspired sculptures of dripping popsicle, Air Jordan sneakers, animals, and elements of city infrastructure, like sewer grates, 

 each of Jacob’s works begin as three-dimensional scans which are then sculpted into cast resin and finally topped by hand with hundreds of thousands of multi-colored Swarovski crystals, 

 a few of Jacob’s sculptures are currently on view at the recently opened Nonfinito Gallery in New York through May 31, 2018, 

 You can see more of the artist’s work on his website and Instagram

but I cannot help thinking, if you wore a set of sneakers out, and arrived back home with one or two crystals missing, would you retrace your steps trying to find them?

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