Wednesday, November 16, 2011
David Mach is a Scottish sculptor and installation artist. Mach uses and variety of everyday objects, to create his often large-scale pieces. In the early 1980s Mach started to produce some smaller-scale works assembled out of unstruck match sticks. As in the above image most of the forms were human or animalistic heads and masks. The colored tip if the match heads were put together to arrange and construct the patterned surface of the face. I chose this image of Marilyn Monroe because it is very different while being a beautiful image created out of match sticks. I like the use of the match sticks it is very different and creative. After accidentally setting fire to one of these heads, Mach now often ignites his mach pieces as a form of performance art.