Sep 9, 2013

Everyday Clothes Carved Out of Marble

 

Alex Seton is a Sydney-based artist born in 1977. Seton graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 1998 and has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally since.

Seton is best known for his realistic sculptures carved from marble. In the selection below, we explore Seton’s recreations of everyday clothing like hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts. The way he is able to create the appearance of creases and folds is truly mind-blowing.

Alex’s preferred material is Carrara marble, a type of white or blue-grey marble that is quarried at the city of Carrara, located in the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. The marble has been used for sculpture and building decor since the time of Ancient Rome. [Source]

Seton is represented by the Sulivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery in Sydney and the Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane. Also be sure to check out AlexSeton.com for more.

[via BlackShadowRose]

 

Chorus 03 – 2012
bianco carrara marble, stainless steel
80 x 55 x 15 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (13)

clothes carved from marble alex seton (14)

Photographs by Per Ericson

 

 

Soloist – 2012
bianco carrara marble
95 x 75 x 70 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (12)

clothes carved from marble alex seton (9)

clothes carved from marble alex seton (10)

clothes carved from marble alex seton (11)

Photographs by Per Ericson

 

 

Refrain – 2012
bianco carrara marble
15 x 80 x 70 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (7)

Photograph by Per Ericson

 

 

Strength – 2009
bianco carrara marble and resin inlay
6 x 30 x 33 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (6)

 

 

All Work and No Play – 2009
bianco carrara marble, graphite and stainless steel
80 x 56 x 8 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (5)

 

 

Chorus 01 – 2012
bianco carrara marble, stainless steel
80 x 55 x 15 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (8)

Photograph by Per Ericson

 

 

Anonymous – 2010
bianco carrara marble
75 x 44 x 33 cm

clothes carved from marble alex seton (4)

 

 

See more at AlexSeton.com

 

 

 

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