Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Motion in Air + Sculptures

February 27th, 2012





This series of images by Mike Campau captures a moment of time in each dancer’s maneuver. The sculptures surrounding them are their movements frozen in time. The sculptures were created in 3D, but how cool would it be to reproduce something similar with just photography?

Winter Recreated Indoors with Post-It Notes

February 24th, 2012





Adrian Merz and Cornelia Hess covered an entire living room with Post It Notes to transform it into a winter landscape. The project was titled “Winter 1972″.

Astounding Chain Sculptures by Seo Young Deok

February 20th, 2012



Korean artist Seo Young Deok’s work is magnificent. Having played with chains growing up I know the tortures of taking them apart and putting them back together. One can only imagine the difficulties the artist endured. The pieces of chain link were welded together to form the sculpture. The final sculptures were shown at Seo Young’s exhibition Dystopia which took place at the INSA/Arko Art Centre in Seoul in 2011.

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Worlds Under Glass by Thomas Doyle

February 17th, 2012



Some days it feels like you’re stuck in your own bubble. From an outside perspective, this could be what it looks like. These miniature, 1/43 scale Worlds were created by artist Thomas Doyle. Here are some words from Thomas about his work:

The private intensity of moments rendered in such a small scale draws the viewer in, allowing for the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or dollhouse. Though surrounded by chaos, hazard, and longing, the figures’ faces betray little emotion, inviting viewers to lose themselves in these crucibles—and in the jumble of feelings and memories they elicit.

The glass itself contains and compresses the world within it, seeming to suspend time itself—with all its accompanying anguish, fear, and bliss. By sealing the works in this fashion, I hope to distill the debris of human experience down to single, fragile moments. Like blackboxes bobbing in the flotsam, these works wait for discovery, each an indelible record of human memory.

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Amazing Pencil Sculptures by Jennifer Maestre

February 12th, 2012







Artist Jennifer Maestre created these remarkable sculptures made completely from pencils. Each was inspired by the shape and look of Sea Urchins. The sections of pencils represent the different textural surfaces. More words from the artist about her work:

Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials. Quantities of industrially manufactured objects are used to create flexible forms reminiscent of the organic shapes of animals and nature. Pencils are common objects, here, these anonymous objects become the structure. There is true a fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture.

To make the pencil sculptures, I take hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together. The beading technique I rely on most is peyote stitch.

Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights

January 31st, 2012





Wherever art meets architecture there’s something interesting bound to happen. In this case, a structure much like a cathedral was created for the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The structure is about 90 feet tall and composed of 55,000 LEDs.

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Plant for the Planet Cut Leaf Illustrations

January 30th, 2012





Extremely detailed cut leaf illustrations by Leagas Delaney for “Plant for the Planet” ad campaign. Can’t wait to see the green leaves again in the spring!

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Crystal Bead Taxidermy by Kohei Nawa

January 23rd, 2012








Kohei Nawa is an artist, sculptor, and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. His work is comprised of a variety of materials including beads, prisms, oil, glue. All of these help bring a surface awareness to the things he creates. Talk about an amazing exhibit of art.

By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by “a husk of light”, and the new vision “the cell of an image” (PixCell) is shown.

Most of the motifs, like stuffed animals are found through the internet. I search some auction sites and choose from the images which appear on a monitor as pixel. However, the stuffed animals which actually have been purchased and sent have real flesh feel and smell, and have a discrepancy with images on the monitor. I then transpose them to PixCell in turn.

Paper Architecture by Ingrid Siliakus

January 19th, 2012



Amsterdam based artists Ingrid Siliakus has created this magnificent mini buildings out of paper. To best describe the difficulty of creating this art, the artist shares some words:

Working with paper forces me to be humble, since this medium has a character of its own that asks for cooperation. It is a challenge to find this cooperation with each separate paper brand I work with. Working with paper the way I do, namely by means of cutting and folding creating paper sculptures, asks of me to work with meditative precision. Paper architecture does not bare haste, it is its enemy; one moment of loss of concentration, can lead to failure of a piece.

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1969 Ford Mustang Paper Sculpture

January 18th, 2012




“One Piece at a Time” is a paper project of a 1969 Ford Mustang by Jonathan Brand. The piece work begins as 3D drawings on a computer and is translated from digital to an inkjet print. It is then cut, folded and glued together like a complicated three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Fortunately each shape is numbered and labeled. Absolutely amazing.

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Paper Sculptures by Jeremy Kool

January 15th, 2012




Jeremy kool is an artist and graphic designer living in Melbourne, Australia. The paper sculptures shown here are only a portion of the project, titled “The Paper Fox”. When he is finished, he aims to create an interactive storybook on digital tablets.

Update: These are 3D renderings, not actually paper.

You can also purchase these prints at The Paper Fox store.

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Amazing Recycled Skateboard Deck Art

January 9th, 2012





Japanese artist Haroshi used recycled skateboard decks to create these remarkable art pieces. His work showcases a style of mosaic shapes, bright colors and and stripes. At each color connection, pieces were melded together to form the final piece.

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