2017-097: Stainless Steel Nautilus Mandala

Laser-Cut Stainless Steel Nautilus by Wim Delvoye
Laser-Cut Stainless Steel Nautilus by Wim Delvoye
2011 – 97.5 x 50 x 103 cm

This Week’s Theme: Nautilus

Belgian artist extraordinaire, Wim Delvoye, created this stunning laser-cut steel sculpture that looks like a gothic church spun into a nautilus; hence the title of this piece: Nautilus. It exhibited in the Louvre in Paris in 2012. It’s quite a compelling, thought-provoking piece. Definitely an eye catcher.

From Wikipedia about Wim:

Delvoye considers himself an originator of concepts—he is attracted initially to the theory behind pieces, instead of the act of painting itself. After 1990, specialists directed by Delvoye have executed most of his work. … The organizer of Documenta IX, Jan Hoet claimed, “The strength of Wim Delvoye lies in his ability to engineer conflict by combining the fine arts and folk art, and playing seriousness against irony.” Three of his most well known projects are “Cloaca”, “Art Farm”, and a series of Gothic works [which includes Nautilus].


“Big ideas come from forward thinking people who challenge the norm, think outside the box, and invent the world they see inside rather than submitting to the limitations of current dilemmas.” ~ T. D. Jakes

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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