Joe Coleman For Use » Tuft Zürich TUFT is an evolution of the tape concept into a more permanent,self-standing, transferable structure. Adhesive tape is used to generate the primary form of the object. The organic surface of the carpet is later achieved through precise division of the shape in two-dimensional segments, enabling traditional tufting technology. The development and production were executed in a Croatian factory Regeneracija, a former regional industrial giant. Rough, industrial surface of the back side of the carpet is deliberately exposed to serve as a counterpoint to the invitingly soft, carnal interior. T H E T O Y M A K E R Kudzu Taxonomy and nomenclature Kudzu seedpods Propagation Uses Soil improvement and preservation Kudzu has been used as a form of erosion control and also to enhance the soil. Animal feed Kudzu can be used by grazing animals, as it is high in quality as a forage and palatable to livestock. Basketry Kudzu fiber has long been used for fiber art and basketry. Medicine Kudzu leaves Kudzu contains a number of useful isoflavones, including puerarin, approximately 60% of the total isoflavones, and also daidzein (an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent) and daidzin (structurally related to genistein). In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), where it is known as gé gēn (Chinese: 葛根), kudzu is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Kudzu has been used as a remedy for alcoholism and hangover. It has also shown potential in animal models of Alzheimer's disease. Food and beverage Other uses Invasive species Ecological damage and roles
Found Object Art: 13 Sculptures Made of Reclaimed Items The term ‘recycled art’ is fairly new, but found object art has been around at least since Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 work ‘Fountain‘, which consisted simply of a used urinal. Artists have been salvaging materials from car parts to kitchen utensils for decades, for inclusion in sculptures, paintings, drawing, collages and other examples of ‘found art’. These 13 works of art incorporate reclaimed objects into everything from small sculptures to large-scale installations. Zac Freeman’s Amazing Found Object Portraits (images via: zac freeman art) Buttons, jar lids, Legos and every kind of small doo-hickey imaginable find their way into the portraits of Zac Freeman, who manages to coax strikingly realistic images out of all this junk. “I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. Drawings on Reclaimed Envelopes by Mark Powell (images via: inhabitat) Eagle Made of Kitchen Utensils (images via: saya kaganz) Darth Vader Goes Green
Gérard Schlosser Shlosser est un peintre français né en 1931. Dès ses premières toiles il fait le choix de la figuration. Il devient très vite le peintre du choix parcellaire. Les personnages n’apparaissent que par des éléments corporels : jambe épaule nuque poitrine main. Les thèmes sont choisis d’après des photos qu’il prend personnellement. Les titres de ses œuvres viennent confirmer cette idée : ils évoquent l’histoire individuelle de ses personnages. Se reflètent également dans ses tableaux des artistes qu’il affectionne tout particulièrement tels que Fernand Léger ou Gilles Aillaud. Schlosser progresse sans cesse dans sa réinvention de l’image il joue encore et toujours avec la réalité des personnages du lieu et du tableau lui-même. Chacune de ses séries nous raconte une histoire et touche profondément notre sensibilité et notre imagination.
Still life: Bent objects UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from Dancing Queens English breakfast Sylvia Muffin put her head in the oven. The introvert Bananas in bed – let’s slip into bed together You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Fruit with life experience Zombies are nuts about brains Modest pear Literary interpretations Paper training our little dog, Frank A little cat doodle Photo Credits: Terry Border at Bent Objects View more In Pictures sets on Owni.eu
The Incredible Art Department 25 Most Popular Japanese Cartoon Characters We did a little research with and interviews with Japanese fans to determine the most famous Japanese characters of all time (most popular with Japanese people). Many of the characters are from shows that were on Japanese TV for many years. You can be sure that all the characters on the list are known by almost everyone in Japan. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Permalink: Found Object Art by Gary Carlson, Geneva NY Chéri Samba Mountains of Books Become Mountains I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee. His works are so sculptural, so movingly natural in their form, they’ve really touched me. His works are inspired by a fascination with so-called progress in society: a thinking which says the book is dead, libraries are obsolete and technology is the only way of the future. His thoughts: “One might say: so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition? See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK Carving into the discarded stacks of books, he has created fantastic, romantic landscapes which remind us that though our fascinations and the value we put on different ideas have changed, we as a species have not evolved that much. “Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. See more of his beautifully meditative works at guylaramee.com.