Created by artist Fraser Ross, his “Breath Of Life” pieces were constructed using some old scrap electronics, a type of wire called Flexinol, which can remember its shape when distorted, and a few belljars. Ross says that the movement is supposed of the wires is supposed to mimic the growth of plants, which is why he has you exhale your smelly, carbon-dioxide filled breath on the piece.
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Carole A. Feuerman is an American artist and hyper-realistic sculptor. She currently lives and works in New York, New York. Feuerman is most known for her resin sculptures painted in oil, but she also utilizes other media such as bronze and stone. She developed a technique she calls “painting with fire” where she pours, splatters and splashes up to five different molten metals that are 2000 degrees in temperature. Most recently she has introduced photography and video media as a component to her sculptural works and plans on creating more installations for 2011.
Kushu From design Fetish has recently launched her blog and introduce these beautiful pieces of art representing miniature food. Designed for dollhouses or to wear as jewelery, these “Petit Plats” are all handmade and customizable.
UK designer Stuart Haygarth was commissioned to create an installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum for London Design Week. The installation uses 600 meters of frame supplied by John Jones Art Framers.
The off-cut pieces of picture frames used were cut, mitered, joined, sanded and painted to create a provocative surprise for people entering the V&A. We’re absolutely floored by the well-thought out and dramatic way they were brought to life using simple repetition and color.
This amazing installation created by Heatherwick Studio is located at Barnards Farm, Essex, UK. The National Malus (crab-apple) Collection commissioned the studio to design a permanent pavilion to sit within their grounds.The structure is a cube, 2.4m in each dimension, punctured by over 5000, 18mm square hollow aluminum staves that act as miniature windows with tiny glazed ends, The staves form the structure and texture of the building and suspend the cube 1m above the ground.
The cube was precision-machined, by an aerospace company, from 15mm anodized aluminum and bonded together using special high-strength adhesive. The aluminum staves are arranged radially, the origin point being the center of the cube. A single light source located at this central point emits light at night through every tube, causing the windows to glow.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster are an incredible artistic duo based in England who have worked on a variety of related projects experimenting with trash and projected shadows.
Their notable pieces are made from piles of rubbish collected from London streets. A light is projected against the pile, and the shadow on the wall creates an entirely different image, typically one of the couple themselves: this is not at all apparent from looking directly at the pile.
This tricycle sculpture by Sergio Garcia is currently on display at 941 Geary in San Francisco as part of the “From the Street to the Cube” show which runs through August 28th.
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Created by Los Angeles-based Nondesign, the installation aimed to highlight the two seemingly opposing features of the vehicle luxury and eco-friendliness by changing colors from luxurious gold to earthy green and blue.
Made out of 2,500 half-inch anodized aluminum bars cut to the exact measurements of the map, the installation aims to highlight the two seemingly opposing features of the vehicle, luxury and eco-friendliness, by changing colors from luxurious gold to earthy green and blue.
Dominating the Carlton Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, this huge sculpture by Ratcliffe Fowler Design has been named Ballman. It is made with almost 3,000 footballs suspended from steel wire ropes giving the illusion that it is floating in the air.
JEFF NISHINAKA, paper sculptor, was born in Los Angeles and gained international recognition in the past fifteen years through his unique representational art forms in 3-Dimension. He pioneered paper sculpture in the US advertising, promotion, and publishing fields. Since then he has worked non-stop as the premiere paper sculptor in both commercial advertising, illustration, and fine art. Generally using Strathmore 2-ply and 3-ply kid finish papers (and sometimes using watercolor paper or handmade papers), he tears and cuts the paper into three-dimensional sculptures to which he applies color with an arsenal of techniques.
Dutch artist Wieki Somers is using the ashes of dead people to create common household objects using a 3D industrial printer. The actual sculptures are made out of human remains and show that even in post-life you could become a bird or a toaster.
Artist Wieki Somers said the project demonstrates the fragility of life and questions our attachment to inanimate objects.
These highly-dynamic sculptures by visual artist Claire Morgan are captivating on so many different levels. Many of the animals in her artwork seem to evoke a potential for freedom and life’s poignant vulnerability. The relationship between movement and stillness is compelling in her installations, while the compositional patterns she creates form a beautiful rhythmic tone.
Crafetefan has been designed for Coca-Cola by Porky Hefer of Animal Farm. Made with 2500 standard Coke bottle crates – this huge ‘This giant’ is located at the fan park in Newtown. It weighs a whopping 25 tons and measures 54 feet tall.
Toronto-based artist Susy Oliveira creates sculptures, paintings and installations that examine human’s. Through her tridimensional works designed to evoke the virtual modelings simulating reality, Susy Oliveira questions our habits of replacing nature with fabricated replicas. In her works, there is a playful dynamic which associates the characteristics of photography with those inherent to sculpture.
Often using digital images that attempt to capture or reproduce elements of nature, the artist repurposes the images to give new life and form to artificial versions of natural and organic material.
Koukichi Sugihara, from the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Science in Japan, designed this cardboard sculpture which won the 2010 Illusion Competition.