Thomas Houseago is vanguard in his approach to sculpture’s original subject, the human body. Utilizing mediums associated with classical and modernist sculpture—such as carved wood, clay, plaster, and bronze—as well as less traditional materials like rebar and hemp, Houseago builds monumental figures rife with the traces of their making.
Happy Birthday to artist Thomas Houseago born today, April 12th in Leeds, England.
Image: Thomas Houseago, Algol Head, 2015, tuf-Cal, hemp, iron rebar, and redwood, 77 × 20 × 19 ½ inches (195.6 × 50.8 × 49.5 cm), Plaster original, edition of 3 + 2 APs, Photo by Fredrik Nilsen
I just created a full PDF with 20 pages about housing hamsters for my portuguese rescue project, but I believe some people is reacting badly to it, as I increased the minimum size from 620 square inches to 800 square inches, I am kinda stressed about that, people may start to get nasty because of it, but we must understand that information is always updating and we should follow it.
The big problem is that I live on a country where having a hamster living on a 77 square inches cage is common and totally normal, our law is horrible, according to it, as long as the hamster can move, the cage is fine, and I’m the only one working to change that over here, it’s just too hard and stressful for me to work alone, I feel like that annoying person who no one likes sometimes. I’ve been called crazy so many times, heard the classic “it’s just a rat” so many times, it’s just so…ugh, I don’t even know what to call it, it’s frustrating.
I seriously hate portuguese people when it comes to small pets (if you are a responsible portuguese small pet owner, this is not for you ♥).
Claes Oldenburg Three Way Plug, Scale A (Soft), Prototype in Blue, 1971. Wood, naugahyde, rope, metal, plexiglass; 144 x 77 x 59 inches (variable). Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa; Coffin Fine Arts Trust Fund.