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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Eye Of The Tiger

Sculpture: Jade Fourès-Varnier's giant sunnies are pure pop art perfection

Posted by James Cartwright,

Though we’d definitely argue that the internet doesn’t do justice to sculptural work – you’ve just got to see that stuff in the flesh to enjoy it properly – we reckon Jade Fourès-Varnier’s sculptures are probably the closest you’ll get to a web-friendly piece of 3D art. These giant (and I do mean giant, they’re about the length of a large man) pairs of specs have been laboriously hand-made, their lenses filled with cinematic scenes of natural disasters, scenic beauty and actual movie stills. The results are spectacular – the contrast between these garish fashion items and the vast expanse of the natural world serving as a glaring reminder of the bizarre reality we inhabit.

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Tungurahua

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Pinatubo II

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Malaysia Hills

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Los Alfaques

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Lolita

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: L.A. Highway

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    Jade Fourès-Varnier: Into The Space

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.