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Pierres en équilibre - Michael Grab

Pierres en équilibre - Michael Grab
Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic. On his site, Grab explains: “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. On gravityglue you will find an extensive gallery of his work along with videos, an in-depth interview and an active blog about his thoughts that accompany his work. [via Colossal] If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Related:  stock à sasser (réf.)-1stock à sasser (réf.)-1

Jardins miniatures Performance Sand Art - Kseniya Simonova Born in a small town on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, Kseniya Simonova has skyrocketed to international stardom following her 2009 win of Ukraine’s Got Talent. Her combination of story telling, sand art, and music has been showcased in over 200 performances over the past 4 years, including locales such as Ukraine, Russia, Norway, Japan, Poland, Austria, China, The United Kingdom, India, Italy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malta, and others. She performs regularly for presidents, heads of state, and royalty. Since she was a child, Kseniya painted, drew and designed alongside her mother and family. At first, she tested her art with beach and river sands, which proved difficult to work with over time due to their salinity. Her husband, Igor, suggested that she should enter the competition Ukraine’s Got Talent. In the semi-finals, she created a sand performance centered around World War II, though the producers had encouraged her to choose a less somber theme.

Couvertures de Grimoires en relief - Aniko Kolesnikov Aniko Kolesnikova est un artiste de talent qui revisite les couvertures de vos bouquins de manière très originale. Dragons, hiboux, lions et fleurs prennent littéralement vie sur vos livres avec des reliefs époustouflants. Inspirées par un monde merveilleux et féerique, ces créations sont minutieusement travaillées à la main par l’artiste qui utilise de la pâte polymère. De belles illustrations qui vous plongeront dans un véritable conte de fées avant même d’avoir ouvert votre bouquin. Aniko nous fait voyager dans un monde merveilleux grâce à ses créations très originales.

Giant Wooden Spheres Made from Interlocking Wood Nov 12, 2012 Lee Jae-Hyo is a famous Korean artist and sculptor. Born in 1965 in Hapchen, Korea, he received his BFA in Plastic Arts from Hong-ik University. Lee works primarily with wood, steel, stone and nails, creating incredible organic-feeling sculptures with textures you just want to touch. In the mind-blowing series of wooden sculptures below, Lee creates giant spheres that are perfectly round and sanded. The process is meticulous and you can find a time-lapse view of his studio as he and his team of assistants create these larger than life globes on interlocking pieces of wood. Be sure to check out Lee’s official site for more astounding works of art. If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

Personnages à partir d'objets - Gilbert Legrand Tout ce qui nous entoure peut être une source formidable d’inspiration lorsqu’on possède un esprit créatif. Preuve en est une nouvelle fois avec cet artiste hors normes qui transforme des objets de récup, destinés normalement aux poubelles, en de fabuleux personnages aussi absurdes que touchants. L’artiste à l’origine de ces splendides œuvres nous vient de France et plus précisément de Toulouse. Et son nom, c’est Gilbert LeGrand, un monsieur qui nous souhaite la « bienvenue dans un monde rêvé, peuplé d’objets du quotidien devenus stars d’un jour ». Et quel monde !

Peintures translucides pour représenter les vagues de l'océan - Lia Melia Cambridge-based visual artist Lia Melia creates strikingly energetic paintings where curling and crashing ocean waves splash and splatter across the canvas. Having grown up near the sea, that is where artist Lia Melia continues to find her inspiration. "The seas moods can always express my deepest feelings," she explains. Melia uses a technique that is unique to her work in which she bakes powder pigments and paints onto a sheet of aluminum or glass. Through this process, she can obtain translucent layers which she says "can glow with light." Lia Melia's website via [Ruines Humaines]

Dessins et ses mains - Javier Perez Un dessin donne un coup de main à son créateur ou l’inverse. Après avoir astucieusement donné vie aux objets de son quotidien, l’illustrateur Javier Perez originaire d’Équateur, s’amuse ici à prolonger ses dessins avec des photos de sa main. Découvrez aussi sa très belle série sur les objets du quotidien : Gravity-Defying Sculptures by Cornelia Konrads Dec 11, 2012 Cornelia Konrads is an artist from Wuppertal, Germany. She is well-known for her land art and site-specific art installations and has been freelancing since 1998. On her site you can find an extensive collection of her amazing sculptural work. [via Colossal] If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

Paper Art - Elsa Mora Artwork and Photography © Elsa Mora ↓ Links to other galleries: *Artist’s Books *Mixed Media *Painting *Editorial *Drawing *Jewelry *Photography Robes sublimes créées à partir de pétales de fleurs - Grace Ciao Grace Ciao is a young business student and freelance designer that creates gorgeous sketches and prints from flower petals. An alternative to pencils, the petals bring the sketches to life and give the dresses unique style, Ciao even claiming that "they help [her] create prints which [she] otherwise couldn't have thought of." The 22-year-old first started using petals in her sketches when a flower she was given began to wilt. In attempt to preserve its beauty, she unknowingly created her signature flower-sketch process; for which her beautiful designs have gone viral.