Brian Jungen


Brian Jungen's work appeals to both my industrial design side, and my new found west coast side.  Brian is a Canadian artist who makes art out of everyday objects.  His series Prototype for New Understanding creates aboriginal style masks out of Air Jordans.  The red, white and black of the Air Jordans amplifies the aboriginal feel, while making the material instantly recognizable as that of the pop culture shoes.  It's a nice juxtaposition that starts the gears of the mind turning.  Some of his other works include large whale skeletons made out of plastic lawn chairs and golf bag totem poles.  Very cool artwork.  (Thanks Mike!)