Cuban artist Jorge Mayet creates tiny landscapes that look like islands floating in the air when attached to white gallery walls. These minuscule sculptures often create the illusion that they had been torn out of the ground with the roots of the trees hanging at the bottom. Some of the artist’s sculptures seem to be the casualties of catastrophic events.
Using simple materials like painted sponges, paper mache, wire, and cloth, Mayet creates an astonishing optical illusion that deceives viewers’ minds. His works contain a notion of post-apocalyptic destruction, but on the other hand it is quite possible to see a metaphor of traveling around the globe without losing your roots. Follow Mayet and see more sculptures on his Facebook page.
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