American artist Herb Williams gets to play with crayons all day and call it work. Think I might be slightly jealous…Taking an everyday item and creating 3D sculptures isn’t child’s play, but most of his work speaks to the child within and has a message to convey about the environment we inhabit.
His Wildfire series and outdoor installation strived to educate the public about wildfires both environmental and those caused by humans, and the effect it has on animals and plants in its immediate surroundings. As the exhibit is made of wax (and outdoors) the sculptures will melt and change with the unpredictable weather conditions. The colours are striking against the brown landscape which also reminds us of the landscape after a fire has struck.
His Call of the Wild series used 75 000 crayons that explode to life.