[Pics/Video] How to Make Your Own Models

There is definitely no shortage of models out there but if you feel there is or you can't get them to risk their lives for your art then maybe it's time you made your own. It may not be what American street installation artist Mark Jenkins had in mind but hey, it's a cool idea none the less. Mark's work is actually aimed at making people take notice of their surrounding environment and fellow man/woman rather than their smartphones. He creates life-like sculptures from packaging tape and even clothes some to “to camouflage the art as reality”. See pics of Mark's striking installations and a video on how he makes his models, below.

"I like getting people to question their surroundings, what is real and what isn’t. These days, people are so buried in their mobile phones and I just wanted to get them to look up. So at the beginning, I was collecting social data about people’s reactions. But now these images are more about poetry, of capturing a magical moment." -Mark Jenkins-

via [VisualNews]
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So sweet. Love the woman in the trash can.


So for conceptual reasons, I find it fairly lame. Sure the idea is kinda "ok" but this has been done before, by people such as Duane Hanson. I think the artist is giving away too much information or simply has a lack of concept. Giving the women in the trashcan as an example, whats the meaning behind the image? Disposable human figure? Or maybe a provocative image that women are useless. None of that is exactly how i think, but rather a start  of a conversation about strong conceptual art vs. weak concepts. 

Very cool.. and all around the world!