Standing at 14 metres tall, Under The Baobab Tree – created by Pirate Technics – has been commissioned by London’s Southbank Centre for the Festival Of The World in the run-up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.
All of the materials have been hand-picked from the city and county, with many of the fabrics coming from Sneinton Market.
“Inspired by the idea of the space between strangers becoming smaller we created the Baobab Tree as a unique meeting place for chance encounters sparking new conversations.”
Anthony Michael Simon doesn’t produce his own art, instead he lets spiders do the work for him.
About the work:
Chicago native Anthony Michael Simon first discovered the artistry of the silk-producing arachnids while trekking through a forest in Korea, where he is currently based, looking for a location for his next sculptural art installation. He came across a huge spiderweb and it somehow clicked in his mind that he could catch spiders and have them naturally spin their webs in his studio.
Details from Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, 1503-1504.
Troika - Cloud, Kinetic Sculpture 2008