Incomplete sculptures of wire, concrete, and air allow viewers to use their imagination.
Norwegian artist Lene Kilde purposefully creates incomplete sculptures, little snippets of time that share a moment, an emotion, a peek into the personalities and minds of children. Her art form is incredibly unique, building whimsical sculptures that intentionally leave out most of the details.
Kilde gets her inspiration from her own childhood memories and growing up near a forest, as well as watching her daughter and nieces play. With a master’s degree in industrial design, she makes the sculptures out of concrete and a colored metal mesh.
"I make sculptures using concrete and copper mesh. I show a few body parts, usually only hands and feet, which are then placed in relation to each other using the mesh. I want the viewer to imagine the rest. People add their own stories. I think that the air around the sculpture supplies the things that are not there; and that causes people to believe," said Lene Kilde in an 2018 interview with Art Summit.
Take a look at some of Kilde’s unusual and imaginative sculptures:
Kilde is well-known for her sculpture The Nutmeg Princess, which is an underwater sculpture off the coast of Grenada, an island in the Caribbean.
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