A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It… If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador.
He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft. He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. Incredible Nature Photography. Tokyo Good Idea Development Institute, Co. Ltd. Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop. Since 2006 Pittsburgh-based husband and wife Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth have run the Tugboat Printshop, a traditional printmaking studio where everything is made by hand, starting with the giant slabs of wood into which each of their images are carved. The Moon is their largest hand-carved relief print ever coming in at 36″ x 32″ (91 x 82 cm) and will printed using two colors.
SCULPTURE. Installation. The simple image sharer. Threadbare: Drawings in Thread by Debbie Smyth. Manchester Craft and Design Centre is launching an intriguing and fascinating new exhibition, called Threadbare, on July 3.
Textile artist Debbie Smyth was awarded the inaugural Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair award back in October, when she was chosen from 140 other designer-makers. Her prize was the chance to exhibit her work at MCAD for four months. Kate Day, director of Manchester Craft and Design Centre, said: “We selected Debbie’s work because her technique is so original, and the images have an infectious energy about them. “Her fresh use of materials brings a new dimension to the centre’s exhibition programme, as she blurs the boundaries between textiles / installation / contemporary art practice. “I’m really excited about her wall installation based on street scenes around the Northern Quarter created especially for the show.”
Dan Bergeron: Face of the City. In his Face of the City series, Toronto-based artist Dan Bergeron (aka Fauxreel) examines the identity of cities by juxtaposing the “abrasive charm found in the distressed surfaces of modern cities with the intimate familiarity of the prominent features of the human face”.
Love the killer placement of that first paste-up. See many more portraits via his website. (via juxtapoz) Chain Link Fencing As Art by Soo Sunny Park. American artist Soo Sunny Park took over Rice Gallery, part of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a glistening, labor intensive, abstract installation called Unwoven Light.
The suspended piece is made up of 37 individual units composed of chain link fencing that is arranged into a sculptural form that’s all about light. Watch the video: As you make your way around the space, the ever-changing rainbows of color bounce off each piece of iridescent Plexiglas that has been wired into the openings of the metal fence. The coated Plexiglas causes the light to “unweave” making each shape turn from clear to colorful as light hits them. Vera Moller. Alouetta ,2011, modelling material, acrylic and enamel paint, MDF, perspex cover, 60 x 46 x 46 cm Devillia, 2009, modeling material, acrylic and enamel paint, MDF, perspex box, 55 x 90 x 45 cm Leopina, 2009, modeling material, acrylic and enamel paint, MDF, perspex box, 50 x 45 x 70 cm Mollyanna, 2010, oil on linen,76 x 76 cm.
Vertical Emptiness: Crystallized Tree Branches Dripping with Strands of Hot Glue by Yasuaki Onishi. Known for his ethereal and seemingly weightless installations of plastic membranes suspended in midair by black hot glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi embarked on a slightly different approach with his latest work, Vertical Emptiness.
Currently on view at the Kyoto Art Center, the piece is made from upside down tree branches from which is draped a delicate framework of hot glue and crystallized urea compounds. The result is a sort of frozen snowfall that connects the gallery floor and ceiling. You can see the piece in much more detail in the video above by Kuroyanagi Takashi. (via Spoon and Tamago) Art and Inspiration - For High School Students. Ilana Shafir. Ilana ShafirStill teaching and creating beauty at age 87.
"My work keeps me open-minded and engaged. It offers a sense of constant renewal and endless inspiration. Carving Landscapes Out of Books by Guy Laramee. Artist/Naturalist Andy Goldsworthy. Artist/Naturalist Pages.
Wonderful Kanzashi by Sakae. Sophie Milne - Image Gallery - Street Side. Ceramic Sculptor - Gallery. SCULPTURE. Ken + julia yonetani. Yamamoto "Salt Installation, Artist". Now you too can look like a big wheel¿ with a chandelier made from motor bike parts. By Sara Malm Published: 17:00 GMT, 11 October 2012 | Updated: 17:00 GMT, 11 October 2012 One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – and that is definitely the case of these chandeliers made from old bike parts.
Cornelia Konrads. Cecilia Paredes » Installations. Calvin Nicholls' Mind-Blowing Paper Sculptures. Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls has been playing with paper for a long time.
We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature. We’ve lost our connection to ourselves. We often forget that we are nature. Corrugated Carboard Collage Art by EVOL. German artist EVOL transforms urban surfaces into miniature lifelike buildings, he is known for creating a city within the city. Looking at photographs of his creations, you might be confused as to if you’re looking at a picture of the real building.
He uses complicated stencils to quickly make these miniature apartment buildings or other structures. By drawing tiny balconies and satellite dishes onto the side of an electrical box, he can easily turn it into a realistic tiny skyscraper. Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads. German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.
What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. All imagery courtesy the artist. Update: Post updated 10/18/2016 with new photography. Milani Gallery. Metiisage.