Monolith by David Herbert
Crafted in 2005 by David Herbert, here is an amazing (and huge!) sculpture entitled Monolith
, which recreates the cassette for the MGM / UA video release of Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey
. What an extremely appropriate title for this piece, right? Made using foam, plexiglass and latex paint, this bad boy measures a whopping 2x4x8 feet! Imagine this thing your living room! What a conversation starter! The attention to detail is outstanding, and the fact that he hand painted all of the lettering on the front of the cassette is too cool. One thing I did notice: he was unkind and didn’t rewind! Perhaps it’s some sort of underlying message within the work? Maybe not . . . it probably has something to do with the weight distribution of the sculpture. Either way, this thing is fantastic in every sense of the word!
Unfortunately, I don’t think this one’s up for grabs to display in your abode, but you can give David a shout and tell him you dig it if you so desire; and also be sure to check out his other way groovy sculpture creations at www.DavidHerbert.com
- Josh Schafer (7.18.11)