651_65528_do-ho-suh.jpg (JPEG Image, 599x480 pixels) Amazing-Book-Art-Isaac-Salazar-2.jpg (JPEG Image, 620x741 pixels) - Scaled (87%) OMG These Geeky Banana Sculptures are Bananas! One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco. Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today.
The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little glue, some toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity. He admits in the video that there are several toothpick sculptures even larger than his, but none has the unique kinetic components he’s constructed. Via his website Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world: I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me.
See the sculpture for yourself at the Tinkering Studio through the end of June. Still life: Bent objects. UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art.
Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from Dancing Queens English breakfast Sylvia Muffin put her head in the oven. The introvert Bananas in bed – let’s slip into bed together You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Fruit with life experience Zombies are nuts about brains Modest pear Literary interpretations Paper training our little dog, Frank A little cat doodle Photo Credits: Terry Border at Bent Objects View more In Pictures sets on Owni.eu. Dissected Street Maps Transformed into Human Bodies. Discarded maps are given a new direction in the hands of artist Nikki Rosato. “Two Bostons” All images used with permission, courtesy of Nikki Rosato . We might prefer it if our skin was smooth and wrinkle-proof, but Nikki Rosato celebrates the lines that mark us.
In her work, the Boston-based artist, interested in portraiture and figurative work, draws parallels between the contours of our bodies and the lines on a map. “Two Bostons” (detail) Though she works mainly in 2-D, creating beautiful and unique portraits out of the discarded maps she collects, Rosato has begun to experiment with sculpture, too. “The map is memory,” says Rosato, who was originally inspired to work with them after stumbling across a box of vintage maps in a used bookstore in Virginia. “Untitled” “People rarely use paper maps for their original purpose anymore,” explains Rosato, who draws satisfaction from repurposing her chosen material. “Owen: Providence, RI” “Couple: Boston, MA” “Lindsay: Lorain, OH” “Fish” Before I Die. 2011New Orleans, LA Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public space.
After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors while remaining an introvert. Meant as a singular experiment, the project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa.
The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. Follow the latest Before I Die walls and responses on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY. Mark Jenkins // Street Installations.