I know what you're thinking -obsessed much with Susy Oliveira?! On the contrary! This is actually a sculpture by Oliver Herring, whose work I had seen in Chelsea some years back. I thought I'd share his work with you because of the striking similarities between Oliveira and Herring. As noted in Art21, Herring painstakingly photographs a model from all possible angles, then cuts and pastes the photographs onto the sculptural form of his subject. Not a simple man, Herring is also a performance artist whose former work includes stop motion videos and participatory performances with ‘off-the-street’ strangers.
Above: Oliver Herring. "Patrick", 2004. Digital C-print photographs, museum board, foam core and polystrene, 51" x 37" x 37" with vitrine .