Works by artist Jeffrey Gibson. More below.
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I like to do muay thai and it’s awesome to see punching bags match all of the colorful shorts, gloves, etc of the sport. I’m also trying to picture the sound they may create if they’re hit or kicked.
Oh wow, I wouldn’t have guessed that’s what the inspiration was for these pieces. And just thinking about the sound makes this both a visual and auditory experience. Just amazing isn’t it?
That may not be the artist’s inspiration at all. He may have been just looking to contrast a masculine / utilitarian object and making it vibrant work of art.
I just have a bias that when I see a heavy bag I want to kick it, regardless of adornment :).
Ha very true! I love how, although the artist may have one intention, art can be re-interpreted based on the perspective of the onlooker.
Pow wow adornment on a punching bag. There’s a lot of socio-political issues tied up in these.
Piñata’s for muscles!
AAAAAAAH OMG MUH PROFEZOR IZ HIM, SIGNED JULI-UH
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