Don Porcella’s Pipe Cleaner Sculptures

Craft & Design


I’m a big fan of Don Porcella‘s sculptures. Not only are they humorous and satirical, but they are made from one of the greatest materials of all time: pipe cleaners (or chenille stems if you wanna be fancy).
His solo exhibition, called “Everything and Nothing at All,” is currently on display at Spattered Columns Exhibition Space in New York. The “Skull” (after Damien Hirst) and “Brillo Box” (after Andy Warhol) above were apparently put into a fire and burned at the exhibition opening.

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