Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating Need Help? Staring Cats Light Sculpture Is Fixating - Core77 Curated by Nuttawat Sujarit Related PostsMore Posts by This Curator Animal Constellation Chalk Art Paris-based Philippe Baudelocque takes chalk art to a whole new level. Drawing on a black background, his incredibly intricate animals look like constellations on a dark night. Each drawing is composed of cells, and each cell has its own pattern. With beautiful layers, these three-dimensional animals look like they're ready to jump off the city walls. Philippe Baudelocque Jellyfish-like Bowls Photos: Gülnur Özdağlar Plastic bottles -- that environmental bane of a disposable, modern society -- can be both an abundant form of pollution in waterways and oceans, as well as a materials source for mind-boggling art. In the skillful hands of Turkish architect and upcycling designer Gülnur Özdağlar the unremarkable PET plastic bottle is transformed into gorgeously diaphanous and functional objects like bowls and jewelry. Using simple tools like a candle, scissors and a soldering iron, Özdağlar upcycles bottles into a bewildering range of ephemeral accessories that under the light, look like fantastical, tentacled sea creatures or little undersea treasures. ... to this: That's pretty neat! Alchemy of upcyclingAs TreeHugger Lloyd has mentioned before about how 'redesign', not recycling, will be the wave of the future, Özdağlar asserts that large-scale recycling is not the solution, rather ... the real solution is "upcycling" rather than plain recycling.
Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures With most of our music now in a digital format, neatly contained on our mobile phones and iPods, many of us have no doubt got lots of old CDs stacked up in garages, waiting to become miniature frisbees or coffee coasters or museum relics from a bygone era. But rather than letting them lie there in their boxes, unloved and gathering dust, why not put them to good use by smashing them up and turning them into attractive animal sculptures? Artist Sean Avery has done exactly that and created a series of sculptures—from bears to peregrine falcons and even the Loch Ness monster—using the reflective splinters of what was once, possibly, a cherished music collection. It’s not the first time we’ve seen artworks created from dead (well, dead-ish) media. This last one’s a dragon made from circuit boards and old CDs [via Colossal]
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. "Twelve Animals" by Kentaro Nagai 12 Feb 2009 In a series of illustrations entitled "Twelve Animals," graphic artist Kentaro Nagai rearranges the world map to create the beasts of the Chinese zodiac. Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake // Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Boar The images shown here are high-contrast black-and-white photos of Nagai's work, which is on display at the Japan Media Arts Festival at the National Art Center, Tokyo until February 15. - Added: Also check out the animated Flash version of "Twelve Animals" at Graflex Directions.
"Animatus" by Hyungkoo Lee Colored Owl Drawings by John Pusateri Using pencils, charcoal, and pastels artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls. Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec New Zealand and currently has a number of works available through Seed Gallery. See more from this owl series in his portfolio. (via devid sketchbook, thnx jessica) Svetlana Petrova photoshops fat ginger cat into classic paintings You know what the Mona Lisa and the Sistine Madonna are missing? A poetic, chubby ginger cat sprawled out. A Russian artist has taken hundreds of classic paintings and Photoshoppped her pet cat Zarathustra into them, making them, in our opinion, 89426576 times better. You can even buy the incredible works of art from Svetlana Petrova, on her website from around £25 and pay day is coming up… We’ve selected a handful of her best pieces of art work to make your Monday just a teeny, tiny bit better. See more amazing cat masterpieces at FatCatArt
Classy Portraits of Cats Portrayed As Royalty by Eldar Zakirov Tashkent-based artist Eldar Zakirov presents a series of digitally painted cats, proudly posing in different royal attires for the Hermitage Magazine. The cats look so at home in their outfits and each piece is so realistic that one might even be tricked into thinking these are actual oil paintings! Every singly detail, starting with the fabrics of the outfits and ending with the background of the paintings is very carefully chosen to represent the era appropriately. Show Full Text Throughout the course of history, cats could often be seen in royal or otherwise important surroundings: starting with their divine positioning in Ancient Egypt, and ending with the muse status for the most famous artists. Clearly they’re the best pet models to pull off these royal tuxedos! Website: eldarzakirov.deviantart.com | behance The Hermitage Court Chamber Herald Cat The Hermitage Court Confectioner Apprentice Cat The Hermitage Court Moor Cat The Hermitage Court Outrunner Cat The Hermitage Court Waiter Cat