Incorporating the surface a sculpture is mounted on, into the composition of the work itself is hardly original. Surely you’ve seen examples of half a car, or other objects, mounted on the outside wall of a building.
The blog Everything With a Twist caught my eye with a post that included a few photos of the work of Matteo Pugliese. I checked out Mr. Pugliese’s web site and found he has produced a sculpture series called “Extra Moenia”; in which his work is seen to be struggling to be released, or bound by, the wall it is mounted on.
I wouldn’t describe Mr. Pugliese’s work as playful but it is fun, and striking to the eye, to imagine the continuation of his work into the wall.
Matteo Pugliese’s web site: http://www.matteopugliese.com/