Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time. One of my favorite new Tumblrs to follow is Paperholm, a project that started this summer by Charles Young who challenged himself to build a new paper structure each day. Young received his bachelor and masters degrees from the Edinburgh College of Art where he taught himself paper and card modelling. Despite a long-time familiarity with the process and materials, it’s amazing to see the progress he’s made in just the last three months or so as the models become more intricate and lend themselves to bits of animation. You can follow Young’s growing paper city here. (via My Modern Met) Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin.
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. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful. Multi-layered Laser-cut Wood Artworks by Martin Tomsky. Freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky is gifted in the art of laser cutting wood. He creates everything from tiny pendants and brooches of small animals to these intricately layered sculptural works depicting entire illustrated scenes. See much more in his Etsy shop. (via Boing Boing, Jessica Olin)
Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by ‘We Make Carpets’ Exhibition view of “Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS” Skewer Carpet Skewer Carpet, detail Crayon Carpet (2013) was built from 16,000 colored crayons Fork Carpet (2010) detail of Fork Carpet (2010) Firework Carpet (2014) Pasta Carpet Disposable Carpet It’s not hard to imagine what Dutch design trio We Make Carpets, makes. We Make Carpets is currently celebrating 5 years and 50 different carpets with an exhibition at mu in Eindhoven.
New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young. Sculptor Ben Young (previously) just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. Young works with laminated clear float glass atop cast concrete bases to create cross-section views of ocean waves that look somewhat like patterns in topographical charts. The self-taught artist is currently based in Sydney but was raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand, where the local landscape and surroundings greatly inspired his art. You can learn more about his sculptures over on Kirra Galleries, and follow him on Facebook. Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers.
When stopping to consider these masterful ceramic objects by artist by Matthew Chambers, a flood of familiar images came to mind as I tried to understand what I was looking at. The aperture of a camera, the protective shell of a curled up armadillo, ocean waves, bowls of pasta, or portals to other dimensions; all valid reactions to these hand-built ceramic vessels and sculptures that contain dozens of thin concentric layers. For the last 8 years Chambers has been working from a 215 square foot studio in Newport on the Isle of Wight where he creates each piece without the aid of sketches or designs, preferring to experiment as he works. Each “layer” is an individual section thrown on a potter’s wheel which he then assembles with other layers to make a solid sculpture. How something so precisely geometric can be formed from clay by hand is nothing short of astounding. Chambers most recently had work at New Craftsman Gallery.
Artist Sculpts a Horse from Molten Glass in Under Two Minutes. Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary O’Malley. New York-based artist Mary O’Malley (previously) continues her fantastic amalgamations of porcelain dishware encrusted with ocean life titled Bottom Feeders. Like any object resting on the ocean floor, her sculptures have become increasingly swarmed by flora and fauna over the years, with some of her most recent pieces appearing wholly consumed by coral, seaweed, crustaceans, and tentacles. O’Malley creates everything you see by hand, the teapots and other dishes are thrown and hand-built porcelain, to which she adds sculpted wildlife coated with red iron oxide.
You can see more of her recent work on Facebook and Instagram. Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young. Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a qualified boat builder. He’s also spent the last decade exploring the art of sculpting with glass, an endeavor that’s become increasingly rewarding as galleries and collectors have started to take notice. Using sheet after sheet of carefully cut glass, Young builds both abstract and realistic interpretations of waves and bodies of water, undoubtedly influenced by growing up near the beautiful Bay of Plenty on the northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
Many people assume his work is made with the help of machines, or maybe even 3D printing, but instead everything is done completely by hand, from his initial sketches on paper to the manual cutting of each glass pane, a process he aptly describes as “a lot of work.” You can see several more of his glass sculptures over on Tumblr, and in the video above by David Child. Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova. © Ekaterina Panikanova © Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria Artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates densely layered paintings across large spreads of old books and other documents, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage. Born in St. Petersburg in 1975 Panikanova graduated at the top of her class from the Academy of Fine Arts and was subsequently given a studio to work from for five years.
She now lives and works in Rome. Realistic 3D Papercraft Birds by Johan Scherft. Dutch artist Johan Scherft has created this series of realistic birds made only from paper and watercolor Paint… Johan Scherft L’artiste néerlandais Johan Scherft a créé cette série d’oiseaux réalistes faits uniquement à partir de papier et de peinture aquarelle… Intricate Paper Sculptures by Rogan Brown. Inspired by nature, artist Rogan Brown has created these intricate designs of organic and complex paper sculptures… Rogan Brown Inspiré par la nature, l’artiste Rogan Brown a créé ces sculptures complexes et organiques en papier…
Ordinary Behavior, Miniature Crafted Dioramas by Kevin LC. “Ordinary Behavior” is a series of everyday home electronics made of paper and cardboard by artist and illustrator Kevin LCK… Kevin LCK «Ordinary Behavior» est une série de produits électroniques de consommation quotidiennes faits de papier et de carton par l’artiste et illustrateur Kevin LCK… New Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera. Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera has added a new series to her ongoing paper bird sculptures… Diana Beltran Herrera | previously here L’artiste colombienne Diana Beltran Herrera a ajouté une nouvelle série à ses sculptures en cours d’oiseaux en papier … Discover the Full Story: Russian Landmarks Imagined as Small Parts of Much Larger Buildings. Great ad campaign titled “Discover the Full Story” by Saatchi & Saatchi agency to promote the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Russia… Saatchi & Saatchi Russia Superbe campagne de publicité intitulée «Découvrez le Full Story» par l’agence Saatchi & Saatchi pour promouvoir le Schusev State Museum of Architecture de Moscou, en Russie…
Don't Believe Your Eyes. Matthew Albanese is artist who fascinated with special effects and magic. Matthew own a stunning artwork collection of photographs that will blow your mind with their realistic presence. On the left side in gallery you can see the final image and on the right you will be able to see how image was created using his special effects. Scroll down and enjoy in today’s gallery with 15 beautiful artworks. Box Of Lightning Diorama for Box of Lightning.. Backlit etching in plexiglass painted black. How to Breathe Underwater Diorama made out of walnuts, poured and cast candle wax, wire, glitter, peanut shells, flock, plaster, wire, dyed starfish, compressed moss, jellybeans(anemones), sponges, wax coated seashells, toothpaste, clay, figs, feathers, Q-tips, nonpareils. A New Life Diorama made using painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton.
Breaking Point DIY Paradise After The Storm Salt Water Falls. A New Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye. Ships That Sail Through the Clouds: Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders by Luca Iaconi-Stewart. Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba.