Saturday, 01. November 2008
Brian's Origami PageAs an artist, I am particularly drawn to Origami because it adds the extra challenge of folding from a square (and I like challenges, sometimes) and incorporates a lot of geometry, which was my more favored sector of mathematics.
While I think there are a lot of cool money folds, I almost never fold money because 1) it's pretty dirty most of the time 2) I'm cheap and want to spend the money instead, and I doubt a cashier would happily accept a dollar fold and 3) money is small. I might be willing to fold a dollar bill, if dollars were a meter square.
Enjoy the Origami Page by Master Brian Chan.
See also his YouTube Channel with some nice tutorials.
Saturday, 04. October 2008
Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden
Hidden amongst the trees of the small Victorian village of Marysville is a world full of fantasy, beauty and humour.
Surrounded by the magical rainforest setting, Bruno Torfs has created one of the world's most unique and deeply inspiring experiences for art and garden lovers of all ages.
With over three hundred paintings and sculptures to discover, a journey to Bruno's is one of Australia's most special attractions.
Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden
Much more photos by Gary Hayes (123 pictures) --- by Gavin Anderson (25 pictures)
Friday, 18. July 2008
Ed Bing Lee's Knotted Artworks
Artist Ed Bing Lee has perfected the art of the knot. For over 25 years, the Philadelphia based artists uses a basic macrame knot to create pieces that look like food in his delectable series or look like intricate needlepoint in his picnic series.
Ed Bing Lee's Knotted Artworks - Cool!
Thursday, 19. June 2008
Lightmark & Lichtfaktor
Lichtfaktor creates amazing pictures and animations with light. Also known as Light Graffiti or Lightwriting. Amazing!
Lichtfaktor ||| also on Flickr
Lightmark, like Lichtfaktor, create also stunning stuff with light! Although Lightmark is less streetart influenced - it’s very beautiful.
Lightmark by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke.
Saturday, 10. May 2008
Hyungkoo Lee - Animatus
Tick, Trick and Track ??
In "Animatus" the Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee executes a detailed anatomy research on non-existing animals. The result is a strange resemblance with famous cartoons characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Wile E Coyote and Road Runner, Donald Duck and Tom & Jerry. Those skeletons are constructed with a hybrid mix of real animal bones and using also synthetic materials to visualize their possible anatomical structures.
Saturday, 12. April 2008
The Art of 3D
This cool flash website demonstrates the work of Andre Kutscheraurer aka AK3D.
He has some very impressive 3D works, so check his portfolio and be inspired!
Monday, 11. February 2008
Dale Chihuly: The Glassmaster
Dale Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly's contribution extends well beyond the boundaries both of this movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general. Chihuly’s practice of using teams has led to the development of complex, multipart sculptures of dramatic beauty that place him in the leadership role of moving blown glass out of the confines of the small, precious object and into the realm of large-scale contemporary sculpture. In fact, Chihuly deserves credit for establishing the blown glass form as an accepted vehicle for installation and environmental art beginning in the late twentieth century and continuing today.
|This is the sort of art that doesn't require any more words. |
Dale Chihuly: Watch and adore.
Don't miss his Video Screening Room.
See also Chihuly at the Holsten Galleries.
Thursday, 24. January 2008
KlockwerksRoger Wood creates with time in mind. Yet even though the clock can be a consistent element of his work, it’s often secondary to its creation. Whether it’s a curious timepiece or a unique assemblage, Wood thrives on working with an immeasurable array of findings from the tarnished and forgotten to the odd or intriquing. He is a devoted collector of usual and unusual objects with one thing in common, a history.
Playful, wondrous timepieces emerge that take flight on cherubic wings, float and sway on fine wires, or appear frozen mid-explosion with flying springs and cogs that bounce at the touch.
Klockwerks - Homemade, one-of-a-kind, whimsical time pieces by Roger Wood.
Thursday, 15. November 2007
Scissor SpidersThis spider is made from 8 pairs of stainless barber scissors that were confiscated at an airport security checkpoint. Enjoy more Scissor Spiders by Christopher Locke, and to see step-by-step how these spiders are made, go here.
Friday, 02. November 2007
Wonderful World FigurinesFlorence Studio Italy has created the renowned Armani figurines and sculptures since 1973. "The Magic Moments" and " The Angel's Place" Collection includes child figurines and angel figurines, while "The Other World" Collection features dogs. Beautifully Big share two aspects: they are beautiful, they are big - and proud to be! Subjects inspired by Classical Age art, Mythology, the Renaissance and everyday life.
Wonderful World by Florence Studio.
Wednesday, 19. September 2007
Books Morph into Sculpture
Artist Brian Dettmer "dissects" books, cutting into their pages with an X-Acto knife. Meanwhile, James Clearly transplants anatomical illustrations from old medical textbooks into his collages.
So what better place to exhibit their art than the International Museum of Surgical Science?
"It's kind of like a dream come true," Cleary said with a laugh.
-- Source: Artistic surgeries create unusual work by Chicago News Star.
Brian Dettmer: Book Work, Dissections and Excavations
by Packer Schopf Gallery.
Brian Dettmer: ReMixed Media by Toomey Tourell Gallery.
Brian Dettmer by Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery.
Tuesday, 24. July 2007
ArtePfau - Bike Sculptures made of waste watch pieces.
Saturday, 26. May 2007
Bent Objects is the blog of an artist named Terry. He makes sculpture with everyday items, such as aluminum cans, tea bags, playing cards and other things. Charming!
Monday, 07. May 2007
Junk into Art
|I create animal sculptures using various "found metal" objects like old watches, sprockets, nuts and bolts. The stranger the piece of metal the better, since the end goal is an eye-catching, fascinating amalgamation of metal with odd nooks and crannies you can explore for hours.|
I start by welding a frame to make the general shape. Then I weld or braze the metal objects one at a time, to form the outer shell of the sculpture.
|I use a "blending" technique that leaves no space between the objects, so the sculpture looks solid. This allows me to hide interesting objects all over each piece, which enhances the excitement of discovery. Some of the works are mounted on a hardwood base that I finish with natural oil. |
Joe Pogan's Metal Art
Tuesday, 24. April 2007
Philippe Guillerm’s Art and Sculptures
|Guillerm's music-inspired sculptures are whimsical and curvaceous string instruments, he uses the theme as a way of expressing human nature and needs, you see an instrument, he sees an attitude. His other works include functional art like " Sculptural-speakers", finely carved furniture, large dimensional wall murals and monumental outdoor pieces. He works with exotic and local wood such as Mahogany, aspen, Jacaranda, poplar, wengue, purple heart, and walnut, using the wood's color like a painter uses paint. |
Philippe Guillerm’s Art and Sculptures