Sunday, September 21, 2008

Artist of the Week: Jean-Luc Cornec

Jean-Luc Cornec created this exhibit for the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt in 2006. These images flew around the web and got to me through my affiliation with the Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild. That group loves sheep! In fact, many years ago I collected images of sheep...such docile and comforting animals they are. Making art out of recycled materials is great on so many levels; it's totally clever - you have to scrounge, but don't have to buy fancy, expensive art materials - it's fun making something wonderful out of cast-offs - it brings the public's awareness to "stuff" and the issues we have with disposing of our "stuff" - and it really shows the creative spirit in all of it's glory! The link in the title takes you to a post by Doug that is a fabulous treatise on this particular installation as well as the importance of recycled art. Be sure to read his post!

10 comments:

Brittany G, 2 said...

Hi Mrs.Miller! Your blog is extraordinary and very creative. I epecially like the way the artist Jean-Luc Cornec uses recycled materials for his "sheep-ish" artwork. That's thinking outside the box-then turning around and using it!

draganakills said...

Hehe nice...The telephones are a nice touch. But, what could they mean?! >:0 This peice makes me feel....Bemused. I almost want to follow the cord around the sheep.....

Katherine Ward, 1st Period

Jonathan said...

Wow I think its amazing what you can make art out of. Jean-Luc Cornec takes textile art to a whole new level. I think its cool how they're sheep because sheep are awesome. It makes me feel that we should take animal's feelings into consideration because I think thats sort of what the art emphasizes on.

Jonathan Hong, 1st period

Josh said...

Well, Jean-Luc Cornec is nothing if not creative. That's understating it...At the least. He's taken it to a whole 'nother level of ingenuity.

I would never in my life have ever thought I'd see a flock of docile, grazing sheep...made out of phones.

It's interesting to see how strange and wonderfully different, how whimsically fertile, the human mind can be! An artist's creations are the window to his soul, and I wonder what this says of Mr. Cornec...

I wonder what inspired Jean-Luc Cornec to this height of imagination?

Joshua Dela Cruz, 4th Period

kendall m, 4 said...

This is so cool. It is amazing how someone could make something this creative using household items. I think this is very creative, unique and interesting. This just stands out to me because it is something that is very different in its own way.

Manny said...

I like the fact that it is made out of rcycled material which makes it 10 times as creative. The creation really caught my eye as i was searching the blog, and the telephone idea was really amazing.

Emmaunel Samuels, 4th period

Cassandra said...

Wow The Sheep Almost Look Real With All The Texture . It Makes Me Wonder What The Sheep Are Talking About Because Of What The Phones Sybolise To Me . It's Really Cool Because This Is An Art And Communication Class And An Art Class And They Both Just Come Together I Think This Is A Really Cool Art Piece !

Cassandra 2nd Period

Anonymous said...

i really like this piece of art! i think it is cool how someone can make such creative things out of recycled material! this piece looks extremely deatailed and very time consuming, but it looks amazing!

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taab R said...

I really like this sulpture of sheep made out of teliphones and cords, I think its interesting how they did this and made them stand!

Jordan C. said...

ha I don't really know how much I like this as "art" (thinking more traditionally) but it is pretty cute and makes me laugh a little :)