Miniature Lightbulb People Seek Life from Power Outlets

Brooklyn-based sculptor Stephen Shaheen created these mixed media installations to reflect little human bodies with lightbulbs as heads. The trio of sculptures, struggling to connect themselves to power in order to illuminate their recycled bulb heads, is an Untitled series. One of the human forms, with hand extended, successfully reaches the outlet and provides energy to a fellow sculpture, which is connected via plug that runs from one belly button to the other’s lower back.

Separately, a single sculpture located in the same vicinity has plug in hand and no electric outlet in sight. This solitary piece is cleverly entitled Headlight. Each figure measures 24 inches and according to his bio, Shaheen’s work “spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber.” Though currently living in New York, the artist has worked and trained extensively in Italy and his indoor and outdoor installations are in various collections in both Europe and the United States.

Stephen Shaheen’s website
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3-Year-Old Boy Forms Adorable Friendship With Foster Family’s Dog

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Photographer Captures Cozy Portraits of Her Cats by the Window Whenever It Rains

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