Thursday, March 26, 2020

Discarded Objects Transformed With Sculpted Flora and Fauna

I am in awe with the level of creativity of Stephanie Kilgast, a sculptor who sparks life into found objects by transforming them into masterpieces. Stephanie was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1985 and currently lives in Vannes, France.

Since 2017, she has been working on a series "Discarded Objects". The series is a collection of sculptures inspired by flora and fauna depicted in rainbow colors. The artist creates three dimensional owls, bears, penguins, birds, tigers, and other natural elements such as coral, mushrooms and plants, and combines them with discarded materials. Her sculptures celebrate "the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature."

Her artwork "has a cheerful post apocalyptic feel to it, a reassuring reminder that nature has the capacity to grow , back, if we only let it." The artist sculpts miniature animals that are emerging from man-made objects such as plastic bottles, ceramic jug, tin container, plate, and old cameras.

The artist's work has been exhibited all around the world, such as The Stockroom Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, Harmony Gallery, Shanghai, China, Art Number 23, London, UK, Baton Rouge Gallery, Louisiana, USA, Galerie Freisleben, Übersee, Deutschland, and Les Vivres de L’Art, Bordeaux, France. Kilgast has been honored with many awards. She was one of the 25 Sculpture Award Finalists of the Beautiful Bizarre Prize, 2019. Two of her sculptures – Ahoy! And Poison d’Art – were shortlisted for the Sunny Art Prize, 2018.


Amy Aed said...

I think that this post really came in at the right time! I'm really worried about the Coronavirus because I have Crohn's Disease, and so my immune system is pretty shoddy at best and I'm forced to stay inside every day. The virus has recently made it's way to my little borough of Ceredigion which is pretty concerning, and my home city is in complete lockdown.

Your posts are definitely helping me take my mind off of all the craziness going on in the world right now. I love all of the artworks in this post, and cannot wait for lockdown to be over so I can try my hand at sculpting some things!

I hope that you're staying safe during this coronavirus outbreak, and are feeling well. Have a good weekend.

Amy x Wandering Everywhere

Barbara said...

c'est une amie à moi :)

My Owl Barn said...

@Barbara That's amazing! It's a small world :) She is so talented.

My Owl Barn said...

@Amy Hi Amy, these are definitely tough times for everyone. Most of the countries where the cases of the virus are increasing, lock down seems to be the only last option. We are too in a lock down.

I am glad to be of any help to you. Stay safe and take care of yourself. I am sure once everything is normal again, you should definitely get your hands covered in clay :)


Stephanie Kilgast said...

thank you for the feature :)

My Owl Barn said...

@Stephanie Kilgast I am in awe of your creativity! Your work is exquisite :)

Barbara said...

oui superbe talent!