What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Squishes, Drips, and Blobs



Dan Lam

These are the insane, unexpected, vaguely uncomfortable sculptures by Texas-based artist Dan Lam. Lam categorizes her pieces into three groups: squishes, drips, and blobs. Her materials are foam, resin, and either rhinestones or acrylic paint, from which she creates the objects’ semi-soft spines.

“The polymorphous, multi-textural and ambiguous qualities of her work both confuse and delight the viewer, leaving you craving more and wishing you could touch them.  Dan Lam is just getting started.  The objects that she is making are difficult to identify and definitely impossible to forget.” -Fort Works Art

They look to me like mostly-benign alien creatures, and it’s true that I wish I could touch them. They’re a little gross and a lot awesome. I don’t think I could live with them, but I’m dying to play with them!

You can see all Lam’s crazy works on her website and her Instagram includes lots of works in progress, which I found especially interesting.

All images property of Dan Lam.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Squishes, Drips, and Blobs

  1. I know what you mean by maybe not being able to live with them, but I think I could try with the one/s in the last image. Lol

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  2. These are awesome! They are like alien snot. So fun. My magpie eyes obviously focus on the sparkly ones but they are all cool.

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  3. I think these are seriously cool!!

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  5. “Vaguely uncomfortable” is the perfect description!

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