don porcella uses pipe cleaners as art medium don porcella uses pipe cleaners as art medium
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“x24“x24″

‘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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