Posts in the Category: Sculpture

Nov
21

The legend of the Guatemalan worry dolls / La leyenda de las muñecas quitapenas de Guatemala

posted on November 21st 2016 in Inspiration & Sculpture & Social & Travel with 0 Comments

Worry Dolls are tiny, hand-crafted dolls from Guatemala. The dolls are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes and stand one-half to one inch tall.

Guatemalan artisans bind pieces of wood together or twist together short lengths of wire to create a frame and fashion a torso, legs, arms, and head. By winding cloth and yarn around the frame, the artisans give the doll shape.

Los artesanos guatemaltecos juntan piezas de madera o metal y les dan forma para crear la estructura de una especie de torso, piernas, brazos y cabeza. Atando lana y tejido alrededor de esta estructura, le dan forma a la muñeca.

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Jun
20

Everyday Objects Transformed into Playful Characters

posted on June 20th 2014 in Arts & Drawing & Inspiration & Sculpture with 0 Comments

If everywhere you look there are faces staring back, you’re not alone. For the past 10 years French artist Gilbert Legrand has been finding the hidden characters in everyday objects and revealing them with paint. His whimsical vision sees all sorts of household objects become things they were not: a coat hanger becomes a mouse sporting shoes; a paintbrush transforms into a teen with an attitude (and a wicked hairdo); and the blades of some scissors get amorous.

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Jan
10

YES, YOU CAN EAT IT! THE ASTONISHING CAKE ART OF ANNABEL DE VETTEN-PETERSON

posted on January 10th 2014 in Arts & Inspiration & Sculpture with 0 Comments

Annabel de Vetten-Peterson, who runs Conjurers Kitchen, can do the most fantastic things with her culinary skills. This is waaaay more than making cake: she has an amazing artist eye and hand. And while you normally think of cakes as being sweet, her favoured subjects are often dark – skulls, blood, guts, a realistic skinned swan and little foetus chocolate heads.

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Jan
09

The street in Madrid where 150 cameras are watching you

posted on January 9th 2014 in Arts & Inspiration & Photography & Sculpture & Social with 0 Comments

A street never had so many surveillance cameras pointed in one direction. This place has nothing special to do to deserve this attention. There is not a government building or a business center or a bank. It is a very normal street in the district of  Tetuan, in Madrid, where a few days ago were installed 150 cameras whose objectives aimed menacingly at anyone who passes by.

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Dec
24

Artist Creates Beautiful Art Using Nothing But Packing Tape

posted on December 24th 2013 in Arts & Inspiration & Photography & Sculpture with 0 Comments

Ukraine-born artist Mark Khaisman creates truly outstanding art using a really mundane material – brown packaging tape. By putting various layers of translucent tape onto Plexiglass and then cutting it into certain shapes, the artist remakes scenes from old Hollywood movies, art history, certain 20th century cultural icons or his own photographs.

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Dec
21

Delicate Paper Bag Trees Created By Yuken Teruya

posted on December 21st 2013 in Arts & Inspiration & Recycle & Sculpture with 0 Comments

The amount of material waste that we leave behind is getting bigger and bigger year by year, yet the world of consumerism doesn’t ever seem to react to this issue. Sometimes it falls upon artists to promote awareness of certain cultural, societal or communal problems, which is exactly what Yuken Teruya does with his delicate trees cut from used paper bags.

Teruya takes traditional paper gift bags and cuts little paper trees out from them. The result is an exquisite little tree, somewhat resembling traditionally minimalistic Japanese art, framed in the paper bag that it once was a part of. The delicate art makes an equally delicate statement about paper bags being used wastefully as luxury gifts or shopping bags. According to the artist, each tree has a model. They are the trees that the artist saw in his neighborhood or from where he has traveled.

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Dec
13

A glorious labyrinth of cellulite and wrinkles: 11 Sculptures Of Sagging Skin (NSFW)

posted on December 13th 2013 in Arts & Photography & Sculpture with 0 Comments

Warning: This post may contain images that are graphic to some.

Usually when we lay eyes on human flesh that doesn’t belong to ourselves, a loved one or a cohabitant of a gym locker room, the flesh is of the airbrushed variety, resembling the plastic that encases Barbie dolls or animated characters. Needless to say, it’s not quite the same texture that we notice hanging off ourselves before we hop in the shower.

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Dec
08

Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

posted on December 8th 2013 in Animation & Arts & Documentary & Inspiration & Recycle & Sculpture & Video with 1 Comments

This short clip about artist and maker Zina Nicole Lahr may be as tragic as it is beautiful. Earlier this fall Lahr approached her friend Stormy Pyeatte and asked if they might shoot a quick video for her portfolio. The video was shot and edited in just two days and demonstrates Lahr’s insatiable desire to build, invent, and “bring life to something inanimate,” a process she called her “creative compulsive disorder.” Almost unthinkably, Lahr was killed in a hiking accident in Colorado on November 20th, a few weeks after this was shot.

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Dec
06

Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Dreamlike Worlds Without Photoshop

posted on December 6th 2013 in Arts & Inspiration & Photography & Recycle & Sculpture with 2 Comments

Korean artist Jee Young Lee’s beautiful dreamscapes are living proof that you don’t need Photoshop or even a large studio space to create amazing surreal images. She creates all of these scenes by hand in a room that is only 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meters and then inserts herself into the pictures. Some of these self portraits represent her own experiences, dreams and memories, while others represent traditional Korean folk tales and legends.

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