Pic of the Day: Explosive Busts


Brooklyn-based artist Nick van Woert‘s warped work kicks classical sculpture off its pedestal, subverting familiar visages with the help of insulation foam, plexiglass, and sculpted polyurethane adhesive. The resulting busts remind us of what would happen if you slapped a sculpture in the face with a pie full of Nickelodeon-style slime or gak — and held it there. More images after the jump.

Eclipse 8, plaster bust and plastic

Eclipse 4, plastic bust and plastic

Eclipse 3, plaster bust and plastic

Rotisserie, plaster bust and plastic

Julius Caesar, plaster bust and polyurethane adhesive