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Bo Christian Larsson Transforms Old Suitcases into Quaint Hotel Sculptures

Posted By Lori Zimmer On August 14, 2012 @ 5:46 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment



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Larsson’s creative eye sees a stack of old trunks and suitcases [6] as something more. Adding latticed windows and doors, he transforms the luggage into a sculptural multi-tiered building.

With luggage tags still attached, the piece pays tribute to the act of holiday, by transforming into a hotel itself. Larsson reimagines large scale hotels, small motels, and bed and breakfasts by stacking various sizes of suitcases [7] alone or together, returning each to its vacation destination indefinitely.

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Vintage clocks and time pieces also take a role in the artist’s sculptures. The artist has scavenged desk clocks [8] and grandfather clocks alike as elements for his pieces, and his sculptures poke fun at our obsession with time with their anthropomorphic additions like wooden hands or feet.

Larsson is interested in the untraceable history his found objects [9] have; particularly as they were rendered anonymous when their former owners donated or threw them away. By mixing the relics he finds from thrift stores with garbage, Larsson is giving each object a new history and a new meaning that will stand the test of time.

+ Bo Christian Larsson [3]

Via Avantgar.de [10]


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[3] Bo Christian Larsson: http://www.bochristianlarsson.com/

[4] everyday objects into inspiring works of art: http://inhabitat.com/dieter-roths-gartenskulptur-is-an-ever-growing-art-installation-celebrating-the-cycle-of-recycled-and-decaying-materials/

[5] disused furniture: http://inhabitat.com/pedro-scattarella-creates-a-nostalgic-1970s-burger-joint-from-recycled-materials/

[6] suitcases: http://inhabitat.com/case-of-bass-turns-vintage-suitcases-into-travel-themed-boomboxes/

[7] suitcases: http://inhabitat.com/mr-simo-repurposes-vintage-suitcases-into-sick-boom-boxes/

[8] clocks: http://inhabitat.com/diy-fathers-day-gift-make-your-dad-a-new-clock-out-of-an-old-record/

[9] found objects: http://inhabitat.com/john-mengs-beautiful-lamps-are-made-with-upcycled-wine-bottles/

[10] Avantgar.de: http://artvantgar.de/2012/08/01/bo-christian-larsson/

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