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Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji
A number of new pieces by Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji who creates these elaborately layered and textured sculptures using shreds of recycled automobile tires. (via this isn’t happiness) Traveling this week so posting will be regrettably light.

With a Passion for Skateboarding: Creative Art Sculptures by Haroshi |... Now that’s a sick madness! If you have never heard about Japanese wood sculptor named Haroshi, go get the wind of his most original conceptual art. As a creator of amazingly beautiful wooden sculptures out of old, crashed and broken skateboard decks, Haroshi passed for a man of considerable resourcefulness. His multicolored and meticulously sculpted art pieces simply astound with lifelike affinity, so in whichever way it’s even possible to mistake them for being real! In his works he stacks many layers with all piece elements being connected either in their original form or in shapes to form wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels. After that they’re cut down to size, shaven to get rid of the debris, and afterwards coated with a final glossy finish. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source

Conceptual Nazgûl Armour Page Raven Bones Cuirass The winter of 2009 saw a bird other than the phoenix rise from the flames. The Raven bone cuirass was wrought with wing and skull motifs, continuing the theme of grotesque gothic armour wickedly. The back plate features a folding wing enclosure with a separate back plate held tight by leather belts. Witch King Battle Arms, WK Gauntlets, NAZ legs with cloven sabatons In the summer of 2007 the coals burned red during the early morning hours long before the heat of the sun could punish the lands in order to produce this 'grotesque' armour set. Deeply cloven sabatons denote a most unusual creature beneath. Details of the 'Hell Bent' conceptual Nazgul armour set The first month of 2006 brought the opportunity to keep the forge fires hot, despite the cold, snow covered lands. The Hell Bent set features details evolved from the earlier 'Dragon and Tower' set (shown further below). This was the second conceptual armour set to be realized following our 'eye' set.

The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz | Yatzer™ You have stolen my silence, 2006, © Gehard Demetz wood, 167,5x55x38 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori Gehard Demetz is a mystery artist, the only thing that we know about him is that he was born in 1972, Italy, and that he currently lives in the mountains of Selva Gardena. Maybe this is the only thing that matters when you set an eye on his absolutely marvelous wooden sculptures, since you forget everything you may have in your mind. Why lie, this is not wood, this is the material of the dreams. And dreams are the perfect place for dark surrealism to rise. (left) Gloomysunday, 2007, © Gehard Demetz wood, 173 X 44 X 40 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori (right) Your sweat is salty, 2005, © Gehard Demetz wood, 172 x 38 x 35 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori Their sad expressions come as a contrast to the almost porcelain aspect of the wood. Gehard Demetz is represented by Galleria Rubin, Milan // Italy sources:

How simple things can soften up boring fences | SkitZone Is there anything more boring than fences? Cold and gray iron fences or three planks placed after one another. So it is just brilliant that someone has taken something so boring and made it look interesting. That someone is Dutch design house Demakersvan, and they have called this project The Lace Fence. The metal fences that they have been using are now shaped like flowers. « 17 Interesting Facts About Feet (Infographic) Life and Death of a One Dollar Bill (Infographic) » admin On November - 7 - 2010 Hyper-Realistic Rubber: Tire Sculpture by Yong Ho Ji Whenever I take road trips, I often notice the hulking shreds of stripped semi tires laying around, and I’ve always thought two things: one, they look almost organic- like they’re actually the carcasses of some prehistoric animal that blundered its way onto the highway, and two- that that animal must have been damn ugly. But when I saw a tire sculpture by Yong Ho Ji the other day, I realized I was pretty wrong about the hideous part. He reassembles strips of old tires with resins and screws into gorgeous creatures with predatory stances and sinuous movement. We love our cars, so seeing tires re-purposed after their regular lifespan into perfect manly sculptures is totally bad ass. It’s the macho trifecta: hang one of these rubber animal busts on the wall, and you get the appearance of being an awesome trophy hunter without actually killing any animals, you’re saving the planet by recycling, and your sculpture isn’t some sissy flowers or soapstone carved by a three year old.

10 Most Controversial Sculptures Porno Queen This is the "Porno Queen" by Italian artist Paolo Schmidlin, a controversial sculpture of Her Majesty. The sculpture was shown in Madrid, Spain, in 2007, in a show that was (hilariously) opened by their own reining monarch, King Juan Carlos. But The Sun's royal photographer Arthur Edwards said: “This is quite obviously the work of a lunatic. Miss Kitty This sculpture has caused public outcry. The exhibit in Milan, Italy, drew harsh protest from the Catholic Anti-Defamation League and others who found the sculpture of the Pope in drag to be unacceptable. Two Peeing Guys “David Černý is a Czech sculptor whose works can be seen in many locations in Prague. The idea is disarmingly simple. While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. Visitors can interrupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The Long Awaited Patricia Piccinini is one of the most well known Australian contemporary artists. The Young Family

Mosaics By Sandhi Schimmel | Cretive Design Art Photos and Artworks Artist Sandhi Schimmel created a magnificent series of portraits of spam – advertising, calendars, photos, greeting cards and other mail. It turns out that the contents of your mailbox may also be useful for creative experimentation. The Tire Art of Wim Delvoye For his series titled "Pneu", Belgian artist Wim Delvoye created a series of decorative objects by hand-carving intricate patterns and floral motifs on used car tires. Through his manipulation of found objects, Delvoye transforms things that seem useful in everyday life into sculptural pieces that carry a different value from their original intended purpose. Delvoye calls his own approach to art ‘glocal’, referring to ‘local’ and ‘global’, which is his own ironical way of describing art. Find out more about Wim's work here.

Browser not supported Drawing Autism is an incredible collection of artwork by people diagnosed with autism, from teenage amateurs to established artists. Unlike many of the books I feature on 50 Watts, this one is in print. You should buy it. This post features a small selection of my favorite images from the book, along with some quotes by the artists. Publisher's description: Over the last decade autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers. Donna Williams, The Outsider What was the inspiration for this piece? "The Outsider" is about joining in from the periphery. An excerpt from the artist's answer to the question, "At what age did the act of creating art enter into your life? I was deeply mesmerized with all things aesthetic and sensory from at least 6 months of age. Felix: Imaginary City Map, Age 11 What was the inspiration for this piece Generally I start drawing one street on different spots on the edge of my paper. None.