Art The mechanical flowers of William Farr
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The mechanical flowers of William Farr

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William Farr is a sculptor who experiments with iron and cold, hard materials to create compositions of flowers and interlocking plants whose position is calculated in a harmony that follows that of nature.
The artist combines very contrasting elements, iron rods, steel cables and stones superimposed one on top of the other, exploiting the effects of time on the surface, capable of creating nuances reminiscent of stems and petals. Farr’s works give the perennial impression of being held in a precarious balance that could be broken by the first gust of wind.

The rust on the iron almost looks like red dew, the bent leaves give an image of a grotesque, frightening and even unpredictable nature, which contrasts with William Farr’s other project, Cereus Nights, a true flower design workshop in which the artist creates small extracts of spring with a creative touch.
In the artist’s works, everything can become a floral composition, even if the stems coexist with shiny copper surfaces or corroded steel media. Decadence and balance is the fascination of the project carried out by the artist in his many installations in museums and stores, as well as in his digital works.

William Farr | Collater.al
William Farr | Collater.al
William Farr | Collater.al
William Farr | Collater.al
William Farr | Collater.al
William Farr | Collater.al


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