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)
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. 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. 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. 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. Realistic 3D Papercraft Birds by Johan Scherft. 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. New Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera. 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.. 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. Photo by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City Photo by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City> When he was just 16 years old Luigi Prina entered and won a national aircraft modeling competition. When he went to collect the prize money the organizers asked the boy why his father couldn’t come and collect it himself. Nearly fifty years later the now successful architect met a painter and boat builder named Eugenio Tomiolo and while they were talking made a bet that perhaps Prina could take one of his small model ships and make it fly like an airplane.
Tomolio accepted and it wasn’t long before a small flying boat was whirring in circles around his small studio that coincidentally had clouds painted on the ceiling. The folks over at Blinking City along with photographer Gianluca Giannone recently sat down with the model building for this beatiful photo essay and video. A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders by Luca Iaconi-Stewart.
Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart went home to begin construction on an extremely ambitious project: a 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 using some of the techniques he learned in class. That was in 2008, when Iaconi-Stewart was just a junior in high school. Unbelievably, the project continues five years later as he works on and off to perfect every aspect of the plane.
Relying on detailed schematics of an Air India 777-300ER he found online, he recreates the digital drawings in Adobe Illustrator and then prints them directly onto the paper manilla folders. But everything has to be perfect. So perfect, that Iaconi-Stewart says he’s actually built two airplanes, the one you see here and the numerous failed attempts including three tails, two entire sets of wings, and multiple experiments to ensure everything is just so. Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba. For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds.
Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands. I would love to visit every single one of these places, if only I was 6 feet shorter.