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Found Objects Become Magical Works of Art Submerged Underwater by Forlane 6 Studio

Posted By Helen Morgan On March 13, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In Art,Sustainable Materials | 2 Comments

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Using found objects [1] and furniture, Forlane 6 Studio [2] created these magical underwater sculptures that serve as hauntingly beautiful reminders of our mindless consumption. Designed by the artistic duo of Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez, the pair behind the studio, the works are then photographed to appear both mysterious and ethereal. The discarded items [3] are transformed into illuminating works of art that perfectly embody the old saying: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.


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The underwater sculptures are made from plastic lawn furniture and other random everyday objects that are covered in plastic streamers. In their artists’ statement [4], Hortense and Mathieu discuss the theme behind the art, the alarming rate at which the production of artificial materials: “It overflows well beyond land and the sea surface, as it penetrates the depth of a distant and foreign space.” They also explain why they chose to place the sculptures underwater: “When submerged, the objects seem to metamorphose and become organic creatures. Their role in space is no longer fixed and static.”

For more images of their work take a look at their beautiful online gallery [2].

+ Forlane 6 Studio [2]


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[1] found objects: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=found+objects

[2] Forlane 6 Studio: http://forlane6studio.com/

[3] discarded items: http://inhabitat.com/tag/discarded-materials/

[4] In their artists’ statement: http://forlane6studio.com/gallery/about-the-work/

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