don porcella uses pipe cleaners as art medium
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may 04, 2010
don porcella uses pipe cleaners as art medium


new balance (detail)
pipe cleaner sculpture

element of the swimming hole installation, life size

american artist don porcella creates sculptures from pipe cleaners, and plays with the
concepts of consumerism, reality and our own weird mortality.


swimming hole (detail) or ‘there you remain in the drain of the mainframe food chain’, 2008 -2010
pipe cleaner and mixed media sculpture, life size


‘there must be a better place’ (turkey vulture with head),
element of the swimming hole installation, life size


white rat with machos bag and machos (detail),
element of the swimming hole installation, life size


detail of white rat with machos bag and machos (detail)


purple rat & plastic bag with cheetos,
element of the swimming hole installation, life size


‘going bananas’, 2009
24
x24x24″


‘fried’, 2009
10
x 7 x 1.5


more 10 x 7 x 1.5 packets


‘broker’, 2006
pipe cleaners, 10
x 7 x 1.5

don porcella was born in 1963 in modesto, california. since 2002, he lives and works
in staten island, NY.

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