Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Paper Bird Sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera

December 31st, 2012

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera created these beautiful paper bird sculptures. The series is vibrantly colored and each is modeled by hand. With each bird Diana strives to externalize her point of view of the birds and their environment into each sculpture. Via DesignBoom.


Jurassic Park: The Evolution of the Raptor Suit

October 22nd, 2012

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Jurassic Park will forever be a classic. The people that put in all the hard work were doing things that had never been done before. One of which was to make a velociraptor move. Stan Winston Studio created a full raptor suit for SWS supervisor John Rosengrant to essentially wear in the film.

To determine how the suit should fit, the Winston team overlaid Raptor drawings on images of Rosengrant in various positions. The crew then did a body cast on him, and sculpted the Raptor form around that cast. Rosengrant then practiced for weeks on how to mimic the movements correctly. This is phenomenal.?

See more images on the SWS website.


Inside Fruits and vegetables during an MRI

October 5th, 2012

Andy Ellison of Boston University Medical School has revealed what fruits and vegetables look like inside of an MRI. The MRI scans were turned into animated gifs which show just how strange the insides look. You can check out more of the gifs on his blog, Inside Insides. Via Colossal


Sculptures made from Plant Vegetation

September 17th, 2012

Vegetal Identity is a Paris based company that produces typographic sculptures using plants. Literally they’re creating “greener” identities. Check out more of their work on their website.

Cheetah and Tiger Sculptures made from Wire Coathangers

August 31st, 2012

David Mach is a master sculptor. We’ve seen his work before with his matchstick sculptures, which were amazing. David created two new sculptures: one of a cheetah and another of a tiger using thousands of wire hangers. Who knew wire hangers had so much potential.

Shared via Colossal.

Pantone Swatch Easter Eggs

June 8th, 2012

Jessica Jones created these Pantone Easter Eggs. First she boiled the eggs then typed up the labels backwards and printed them on temporary tattoo paper.

Yulia Brodskayas Paper Illustrations

June 5th, 2012

Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian born artist whose work ranges from fine art to origami and what you see here. Below are two excerpts from Yulia talking about her paper work:

I believe that one of the main reasons I enjoy the paper craft, is due to my love of the material: paper. Although I’ve always had a special fascination for paper, it has taken me a while to find my own way of working with it; and then it took a little longer to find out that the technique I have been using so intensively is called quilling – it involves the use of strips of paper that can be rolled, shaped, and glued to the background.

Being a three dimensional object, the artwork offers multiple views depending on the angle of perception and the intensity and direction of lighting. These things can drastically change the visual experiences and emotional message of the same artwork. The rough snaps below should not only help to see some work in progress stages, but also demonstrate the versatility that can be achieved by playing with lighting and angles:

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Intricate Book Sculptures by Brian Dettmer

June 3rd, 2012

While most of us have been reading books, Brian Dettmer has been carving them for over ten years. His choice of blade ranges from knives to tweezers; each cut exploring a different meaning or truth to the book.

In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories. My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.

Read more about his process here.


Crayon Portrait Sculptures by Diem Chau

May 24th, 2012

As you can tell by the previous “sculpture” posts on the blog this past month I’m obsessed with sculptures of objects that are in our everyday lives. This artist, Diem Chau, shows us the other things Crayons can be used for. Aren’t these sculptures just great?

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David Mach’s Matchstick Sculptures

May 21st, 2012

David Mach creates some of the most “fueled” sculptures I’ve seen. This series is created by thousands of matchsticks glued together to form portraits. Some of the portraits are more realistic while some take a much more expressive form. Found on Beautiful Decay


Wooden Textile Blanket

May 17th, 2012

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Elisa Strozyk is the creator of this “wooden textile” blanket. The final product is a half wood, half fabric combination that until now, seemed very foreign. This would be absolutely awesome to have. Found via Freshome.

The processes to transform wood into a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility. There are various possible applications, for example as floorings, curtains, drapes, plaids, upholstery or parts of furniture.


Francesca Pastine’s Artforum Excavations

May 13th, 2012

Francesca Pastine began using Art Forum magazines as her choice of medium in 2008. Francesca would cut and manipulate the magazines to create and reveal the topography that lies within. Found via Beautiful Decay.

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