Thursday, July 10, 2008

Artist Dominic Wilcox Is The Bee's Knees

I really enjoy the work of artist Dominic Wilcox. I found his site while browsing recent images on (a very interesting new social image bookmarking site, that I have been meaning to post about for a while). The humor and play reminds me a lot of the work of a close friend on mine, Daniel Eatock. Dominic is a fairly recent graduate from the RCA and is surely someone to watch out for. Please check out his excellent body of work on his site, but here are some of my favorite works by Dominic.

A bowl made from partially melted plastic toy soldiers. I love the contrast between the smooth outer surface and the rough inner surface. Resulting effect is beautiful, not only visually, but also in the fact that the final result has a lot of uncontrollability about it.

Chairs and installation created by vacuum forming plastic over office furniture and house hold objects.

Stickers to put on your car or bike that make it look rusty, to discourage thieves from taking it.

A bed where the mattress takes on the form of a sleeping body.

A bee's knees. A literal expression of the famous phrase.