Artist Aganetha Dyck Collaborates with Bees to Create Sculptures Wrapped in Honeycomb. Photo by William Eakin Photos by William Eakin In North America, Europe and many other parts of the world, bee populations have plummeted 30-50% due to colony collapse disorder, a fact not lost on artist Aganetha Dyck who for years has been working with the industrious insects to create delicate sculptures using porcelain figurines, shoes, sports equipment, and other objects left in specially designed apiaries.
As the weeks and months pass the ordinary objects are slowly transformed with the bees’ wax honeycomb. Incredible Fairy Sculptures in Motion are Handmade from Stainless Steel Wire. According to the Staffordshire-based artist, Fantasywire was inspired by an “inexplicable real life encounter” that spurred the development of these magical galvanized and stainless steel sculptures.
Since each sculpture is site-specific, Wight starts his process by examining the installation site and identifying whether or not the fairy should be attached to an existing landscape element like a tree. After deciding on a location and a pose, Wight will sculpt the skeleton out of thick wires and use progressively thinner wires to form the flesh and wings. Related: Strange “Fairy Circles” Appear in the Middle of Africa’s Namib Desert Wight is generous about sharing the tricks of his craft and includes a step-by-step building process on his website. Although Wight mostly makes larger sculptures that measure over three feet tall, he also sells DIY starter kits for people interested in making smaller wire fairies. + Fantasywire Via Bored Panda. Dense Mixed-Media Sculptures Depict a Poignant Collision of Urban and Natural Worlds. From This Distance: Sound Pearls, 2014.
Edition of 30, Signed/Numbered, Heavy 308 gsm photo rag paper, 12″ x 12″. In a fantastic collision of natural and human-made elements, Minneapolis-based artist Gregory Euclide explores aspects of nature, impermenance, and the human experience in unusual relief artworks that seem to grow and drip from vertical surfaces. Some sculptures are framed inside boxes, contained worlds of topographical chaos incorporating plastic, foam, paper, model elements, architectural and geometric elements, paint, ink, and a host of other mediums. Other artworks are mounted atop standard whiteboards found in classrooms, a nod to his role as a teacher where he’s been known to paint elaborate sumi ink landscapes during his lunch break—all of which are subsequently erased.
Several of the pieces seen here will be on view later this April as part of Euclide’s solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary. Installation Artist Chiharu Shiota Casts a Tangled Web of Thread and Keys at This Year’s Venice Art Biennale. The Key in the Hand, 2015, red wool, old boats, old keys.
All photos by Sunhi Mang. The 2015 Venice Art Biennale is home to Chiharu Shiota‘s ‘The Key in the Hand,’ an elaborate entanglement of red wool and keys that dangle above two ancient looking boats. Living within the biennale’s Japan pavilion, the installation nearly blocks out the ceiling with its mass of crossing strings, and includes a collection of more than 50,000 keys. The piece points towards memory through its composition of materials as the keys were collected from thousands of people around the world.
Each key holds memories of the individual through their previous daily use, and now hangs amongst the many other memory-tied talismans above the heads of passing visitors. The Japanese performance and installation artist often employs the use of everyday objects like beds, windows, and shoes within her work to explore the relationship between living and dying and to access memories found within these objects. Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy.
Il récupère le bois de l’océan pour en faire d’intrigantes sculptures. Il récupère le bois de l’océan pour en faire d’intrigantes sculptures Installé dans son atelier aux Philippines, l’artiste James Doran Webb nous invite à l’évasion grâce à ses majestueuses sculptures entièrement réalisées à partir d’une multitude de pièces de bois flottés façonnée au gré des marées et collectée le long des plages.
Solidifiées par des armatures d’acier afin qu’elles supportent leur propre poids, ces œuvres imposantes fascinent par leur réalisme. Découvrez ces animaux figés en mouvement qui nous invitent à la sérénité. Originaire du comté du Devon, James Doran Webb a passé son enfance dans les ateliers de restauration d’ antiquités de ses parents avec lesquels il voyage régulièrement à la recherche d’objets d’art. À la fin de l’adolescence, il était déjà un antiquaire accompli mais également un talentueux ébéniste.
C’est lors d’un séjour prolongé aux Philippines que sa vie prend un véritable tournant. Sources : jamesdoranwebb.com / boredpanda.com. Alberto Bustos’ Paperlike Ceramics Imitate Sprouting Blades of Grass. Inspired by forms of vegetation, Spanish artist Alberto Bustos' pieces appear like blades of grass sprouting from the earth, stretching and curling upwards towards an imagined sun.
At first glance the pieces look delicate enough to be paper, layered works that exude a dual sharp and fragile quality. However, after a closer inspection one can see that the works are indeed porcelain, adding another dimension to their soft initial appearance. Bustos lives and work in Spain and his work will be included in Mas De Les Gralles with 40 other international artists on June 13th just outside of Barcelona.
Artist Turns Old Keys And Coins Into Recycled Art. Even discarded keys and coins can be turned into beautiful art with some creativity and the right sort of know-how.
Michael (or Moerkey), an artist in Australia, does exactly that, turning discarded keys and coins into bottles, lampshades and other beautiful recycled metal sculptures. “When I was supposed to be cleaning out my shed, I came across some old copper pipe saved from a previous renovation. I cut it up into rings and started making it into spheres,” Michael explains on his Etsy shop. “The first ones were a bit rough but once I worked out the technique I got creative.” Julie Alice Chapell Artist. Blowtorch Filigree: Lace Patterns Delicately Cut from Industrial Steel Objects by Cal Lane. Gutter Snipes, 2011, Courtesy Art Mur Car Bombing, 2007, Courtesy Art Mur Car Bombing, 2007 Veiled Hood #2, 2014, Couresy Art Mur.
Les créatures fantastiques d’Ellen Jewett Merge. A Hand-Cranked Automaton That Mimics the Effect of a Raindrop Hitting Water. This little wood automaton is meant to mimic the effect of a water drop hitting a body of water, all using concentric rings cut from wood that are manipulated by a hand crank.
The piece was created by UK-based designer Dean O’Callaghan, inspired by the work of Reuben Margolin (most likely his round wave sculpture). (via The Automata Blog) Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Transformable Objects by John Edmark. If you enjoyed John Edmark’s trippy 3D-printed zoetrope sculptures last week, you might also enjoy some of his kinetic sculptures that rely on excruciatingly precise laser-cut wood and internal mechanisms to create optical illusions and other unexpected behaviors. Edmark describes these as “instruments that amplify our awareness of the sometimes tenuous relationship between facts and perception.”
Matthew sculpte la céramique comme personne en donnant vie à des oeuvres d’art hypnotisantes. Matthew est un artiste britannique qui a une passion pas comme les autres : il réalise des récipients et des sculptures en céramique aux formes peu académiques. Et tout cela sans aucun plan s’il vous plait puisque monsieur sculpte au gré de ses envies. Geometric Beehive Sculptures by Ren Ri. Artist and beekeeper Ren Ri employs bees in the construction of these amazing encapsulated sculptures. The artist first builds transparent polyhedrons and cubes with an inner framework of wooden dowels, at the center of which he places the queen. After introducing the rest of the hive, he then rotates the sculpture every seventh day based on the roll of a die, an act that he says references the biblical concept of creation. Not only does the dice roll create an element of randomness, but it also changes the effect of gravity, causing the bees to build in different directions resulting in more evenly dispersed forms.
While we’ve seen several artists using honeycomb as a medium such as Aganetha Dyck and Tomáš Libertiny, Ri seems to put slightly more emphasis on the beehive itself as being the primary form on display. Bottom Feeders: Ceramic Objects Encrusted with Marine Life by Mary O’Malley. As if lifted from the wreckage of the Titanic, ceramic artist Mary O’Malley creates sculptural porcelain teapots, cups, and vases adorned with barnacles, tentacles, and other living sea creatures (she refers to them as “porcelain crustaceans”).
Many original works from this series titled ‘Bottom Feeders’ are available over on Etsy. 26 sculptures saisissantes faites de pièces détachées automobiles. 26 sculptures saisissantes faites de pièces détachées automobiles James Corbett est un artiste Australien qui crée des sculptures à partir de pièces détachées automobiles qu’il récupère au compte-gouttes. Ce sculpteur imagine des œuvres originales, uniques en leur genre, et donne une seconde vie à ce qui fut autrefois un morceau inerte de voiture. Nous vous proposons de (re)découvrir 26 de ses surprenantes créations. Un samedi après-midi pluvieux, James Corbett qui travaillait alors dans une casse décide de dépoussiérer quelques idées trop longtemps enfouies dans un coin de sa tête.
Il se met alors à souder plusieurs morceaux de véhicules entre eux. 27 sculptures étranges de Philip Jackson vont hanter vos rêves.