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Unusual collages of ballet dancers encased in glass by Dustin Yellin

New York City Ballet has launched the third instalment of its Art Series initiative with a commissioned installation by Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Dustin Yellin. Coinciding with the dance company’s 2015 Winter season, Yellin exhibits 15 figurative collages as part of his ongoing Psycho-geographies series.

Each life-size sculpture is created with unusual found objects, such as shredded books and magazines or discarded rubbish found on the street, which are then sealed within layers of translucent glass sheets.

Explaining the process, Yellin said: “For me, it’s a sculpture. It’s just like you’re working in layers you’re seeing through, whether it’s layers of glass or layers of people, and eventually all those layers are in harmony and in unison to sort of make something like this possible.”

The final sculptures feature figurative dancers suspended in motion and in various poses, making a charming tribute to the New York City Ballet. Each artwork weighs around 3,000 Ib and are currently on show at the atrium of the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center until 1 March 2015. Make sure you watch the video below to learn more about the process Yellin goes through to create these stunning works.

Main image credit: Andrew Romer Photography.
Via Design Boom and Colossal


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