This is a very interesting collection of matchstick art by Pei-San Ng.
Top: Matches: Passion – “This piece is made up of approximately 2,500 match sticks and a total of 24 hours. The board is a reclaimed art board / plywood. It was previously used as a glueing surface. The type is hand drawn.
Love on fire represents romance and passion or destructions and jealousy. It is raw and gritty,” states Pei-San Ng.
Notes about the artist (from bio):
Pei-San is an architectural designer / multimedia artist. Born in Taiwan and raised in Los Angeles, she holds a BA in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA, an AA in Interior Design from Harrington College and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Currently, she is working freelance in architecture and web. Whenever she has time, she makes art out of matches. She fancies the unexpected and the flawed.
Matches: Dollar - “This is the first match stick piece I made and it was made for the Chicago Art Department $200 exhibition. This was a collaboration between Nathan and I. I wanted to make art with balsa sticks, specifically a skeletal framed apple.”
Matches: Transformation – “This hawk piece is partially burned from claws to head to body. I am intrigued and mesmerized by the in-between state and by the fragility of the burned matches. The in-between is where the excitement happens, the point where the red heads turns to white before turning to ash, it’s the tipping point.”
Matches: Mookie’s Sneakers - “This pair of sneakers were made for my dear friend and roommate, Chris Hales, AKA DJ Tapedek, AKA Mookie. He passed away early Spring 2010.
In Chinese culture, we burn paper money so the spirit can take these notes with them to the afterlife. These papers are called joss paper. In contemporary culture, they have included paper cell phone, paper credit cards and paper boats. [...] “
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