When we see ordinary object for what they are and how they look, software engineer Eric Geusz, going by the Instagram name Spacegooose, observes them as spaceships. As his Instagram bio says “Software Engineer by day, Artist by night,” this artist’s imagination is able to transform any random object on an incredible starship.
“I am a huge sci-fi fan and space nerd. I was inspired by Star Wars originally. The model builders in the 70’s used a process called Kit-bashing to create the details on their spaceships. They would take parts from other model kits like planes and boats and glue them together into new shapes. I also love legos and used to play with them all the time as a kid,” shared Eric when reached out by Earthwonders.
“Often if I’m stuck or have artists block I try to look for cool shapes in other places. In class I’d be board outta my mind and suddenly my pink eraser was a landing shuttle from Star Trek and the imaginary crew would start exploring my desk. It’s also fun to transpose the meaning of an object into a new context. It forces you to look at the world in different perspectives,” added the artist.
Art in public transportation can make stations more than just places to wait. Mainly, because subway stations can be very gloomy and boring. Thus, an artsy way to spice up these public transportations is always a good idea. It is almost like it gives an identity to that space. And when people pass by to go to work or run errands, instead of a blank wall, they would have the chance to look at something brighter and happier. And it might slightly make their day better.
Accordingly, two different artists gathered together to make this American subway a place to present dogs in mosaics. And honestly who wouldn’t love an art piece whose a dog is featured in it. Especially if they are dressed in human clothes.
William Wegman is the author of the murals he is well known for the beautiful portraits of his pet. So the portraits of this famous dog were turned into highly detailed mosaics by German artist Mayer of Munich. William stated that “I wanted to create portraits of individual characters, people who you might see next to you on the platform,”
William adopted his dog Weimaraner in the 70s, oddly the dog became one of his main inspirations. Making him change his attention from painting to photography. But also got William into the most creative groove, thus he made most of his famous work portraits of Weimaraners wearing clothing.
The message the artist wanted to convey was that he was eager to show portraits of everyday individuals. That you might see on the subway platform “For these, I dressed the dogs in more or less ordinary clothes, nothing too fashionable” so the portraits presented in the subway could be more relatable.
And as you may see the results are fantastic. It makes me go and visit the NYC subway just to take some pictures of this delightful piece of work. But what do you think?! Are you in the same mind as me? However, don’t forget to let us know in the comment down below. And check more about the artist in the connect tab.
In collaboration with artist William Wegman, they installed colorful mosaics in the newly renovated 23rd Street F/M subway station.
Dogs dressed in ordinary clothes, nothing “too fashionable” so the portraits presented in the subway could be more relatable.
Instead of a blank wall, they would have the chance to look at something brighter and happier. And it might slightly make their day better.