Equator (detail), 2008. Cut newspaper, acrylic gel, hardboard, 46"h x 24"w x 7"d.
Equator, 2008. Cut newspaper, acrylic gel, hardboard, 46"h x 24"w x 7"d. Funny pages, dialogue removed, characters popped. Photo: John Colan.
Open house (detail), 2008. Cut newspaper, acrylic gel, binder's board, 17"h x 24"w x 22"d. Real estate listings, houses popped.
Summer Sale, 2008. Cut newspaper and acrylic gel, 11"h x 9"w. Home store insert.
Lot, 2008, Cut newspaper, acrylic gel, plexi shelves, 14"h x 23"w x 14"d. Auto pages, text removed, cars popped.
Artist Pat Shannon's clever manipulation of newspapers - ads, comics, broadsheets, and inserts, among others - reveal the hidden beauty behind these often overlooked sections. I particularly love the houses from the real estate listings, and there's just something so appealing about the bright colors of a home store insert when it's devoid of content. See more on Shannon's website.
(Via The Jealous Curator)