Jeff Nishinaka :: paper sculpture Quand le street art investit les villes en cohabitant avec la nature A quoi ressemblerait le street art s’il se mêlait à la nature ? Il est vrai que l’urbanisme et l’écologie semblent très éloignés, pourtant les villes s’appliquent de plus en plus à redonner une place de choix aux espaces verts. On vous propose donc de découvrir ces œuvres originales où le graphisme urbain cohabite avec la verdure. Souvent connoté de façon péjorative, assimilé aux dégradations, l’art du « graffiti » est avant tout celui de jouer avec les éléments environnants pour dessiner de réels chefs-d’œuvre qui attirent l’attention et l’émotion de chacun. Banksy, les pratiquants du Yarn Bombing (ou Knit Graffiti) et bien d’autres artistes, ont réalisé certaines de leurs créations en étroite communion avec la nature. Ces œuvres sont vraiment sublimes et originales, une belle façon de remettre de la couleur dans la morosité urbaine.
Kevin LCK Illustrations Ordinary Behavior - illustrative object Fine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 What can you get from a microwave oven? What have we been given up in order to adequate the instant technology culture? Drawings of the modern absurdity of human and technologyDrawing, Illustration2013
Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree. The practice crossed the Atlantic with colonists, who added quilling to candle sconces and trays as home decorations. In all of that time, the process has remained very much the same, but quilling designs and specialty supplies have definitely caught up to the 21st century. The short list of necessities includes strips of lightweight paper, glue, and a tool with which to roll the paper — that’s it! Many arts and crafts stores sell basic tools and packages of multicolor paper strips. Materials Directions Ann Martin
Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_8128 Su Blackwell - Book Sculptor Since the altered book project, I've become really interested in the artform and have been researching different artists and methods of alteration. One of my absolute favorite book sculptors I've come across is Su Blackwell. Jorinde and Jorindel, Book Pages, 2010 Blackwell's work is predominantly in altering books, though she has some interesting works made from old nightgowns and curtains. Her works take a traditionally 2D medium (usually paper) and make it 3D. The Extasie, Book pages, 2006 Hazel Tree (from Aschputtel), Book pages, 2010 Many of her works depict fairy-tales or folk-tales. Pandora Opens Box, Book pages, 2009In Pandora Opens Box, we can see a prime example of delicate figures in an ominous situation. Alice, A Mad Tea Party, Book paper, 2007 I love this piece because the scale of the elements says so much about the scene. Here are a few more examples of her work. The Quiet American, Book paper, 2005 The Grass Grows Between Her Toes, 2010
Macro Photography in Singapore Build 3D Paper Letters From A Nifty Font Speaking of Fontstruct, I found something cool over there. Punched Out is a free font that allows you to type letters, print, cut, fold, and glue to make 3D forms. Created by Tobias Sommer, it's available for download at Dafont or Fontstruct. I gave it a try while watching TV. It's a little tedious, but the result is fun! I printed the letters in gray, scored along the center of the dashed lines, and folded so that the printing ended up on the inside of each letter. Peter Callesen