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When I was in school, girls would put teethmarks all over their pencils, while boys would chip off the paint with fingernails. Those of us who carried pocket knives for sharpening pencils (most of us) might also carve out rings and spirals when we were bored. We had nothing on these guys though. Ball joint pencil: Just one hiccup could destroy a carving in progress.
The second edition of the spectacular Ghent Light Festival held in Belgium, for four days (from January 26 to January 29, 2012), displayed quite a few interesting projects. This year’s themes were happiness and music, portrayed in over 30 unique exhibitions. But the focal point of the event is said to have been a giant art installation shaped like a cathedral and made from no less than 55.000 LED lights. According to the official website of the festival, “ Belfortstraat (Belfort Street) was the domain of the Luminarie Cagna . A giant colonnade made of wood and hundreds of thousands of colored lights, with arches that remind one of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture.
(click for detail) Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons.
Pop Inspired – Illusion - The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Photography, Design, Technology and Video.These are oil paintings on layered birch by Mitch McGee . Notes about the artist (from bio): I am currently focusing on a collection using plywood that sits somewhere between painting and sculpture.
It's year-end list-o-mania time and the email carpet-bombing of "best," "worst" and "top 10" lists, etc. is straining global server capacity. The architecture community's seemingly endless thematic round ups include buildings that are green, nature-inspired and spooky, along with free-range, macrobiotic and gluten-free. OK, I made up those last three.
Cookie Crumbs Terry Border is one of our favorite creative people on the planet. He never ceases to amaze us, as he takes boring, everyday objects and makes them come alive! What's great about his work is that it can be enjoyed by everyone. Young or old, we can all get a good chuckle out of his hilarious, bent objects.
For his series titled "Pneu", Belgian artist Wim Delvoye created a series of decorative objects by hand-carving intricate patterns and floral motifs on used car tires. Through his manipulation of found objects, Delvoye transforms things that seem useful in everyday life into sculptural pieces that carry a different value from their original intended purpose. Delvoye calls his own approach to art ‘glocal’, referring to ‘local’ and ‘global’, which is his own ironical way of describing art.
First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer.